tokujin yoshioka’s straw installation at the salone del mobile in milan



the third annual design miami will take place early this december. this year the designer of the year award will be given to tokujin yoshioka. in addition to the award, tokujin will be having an exhibition at art basel that will feature a new piece entitled ‘rainbow chair’.

tokujin’s straw installation for moroso at the 2007 salone del mobile in milan was featured on designboom. today, moroso will unveil the follow up to this installation at their new showroom in soho, new york. this installation will cover the entire space with tissues.



tokujin yoshioka 2007 designer of the year optical glass bar waterfall in tokyo



tokujin also introduced us to a project he completed in 2006 that has not yet been revealed to the public. this optical glass bar waterfall is installed in a private gallery situated in the heart of tokyo. the building was designed by tadao ando and features work by olafur eliasson. tokujin’s bar is made from a 4.2m long optical glass material that creates the impression of a massive block of ice.