tokujin yoshioka's memory chair for moroso has unlimited forms
tokujin yoshioka’s memory chair for moroso has unlimited forms
japanese designer tokujin yoshioka has designed ‘memory’ for italian company moroso, presented at milan design week 2010.a chair of unlimited forms, it is completed through the alteration of its silhouette. for the project, yoshioka developed a special fabric made with recycled aluminum, which he has used to create a chair that transforms and memorizes its shape upon use.
profile view of ‘memory’
‘based on a concept which I conceived several years ago, we spent more than one year conducting experiments and verifications by making more than 50 actual scale models with aluminum. also for the fabric, I searched the most appropriate fabric that can realize the initial concept image, and I finally came to develop a fabric with recycled aluminum. after repetition of trial and error, ‘memory’, a chair that transforms and memorizes its shape by the intention of users, was completed. ‘memory’ has ‘a deliberate loose form’.(…) I believe that the chair could be called ‘a chair without a design.’ at the same time, this is a chair that has an unlimited variety of forms.’ – tokujin yoshioka
a process of evolution
‘memory’ chair sequence
‘memory’ chair in its beginning state
tokujin yoshioka with the ‘memory’ chair
process work: final silver prototype made from fabric of recycled aluminum
detail black prototype made from fabric of recycled aluminum
detail ‘failures’ – study models were made from aluminum
tokujin made more than 50 models in order to express the ‘deliberate loose form’ of the chair.
‘failures’ – study models were made from aluminum ‘failures’ – study models were made from aluminum potential effect of the material – this image is not of the final fabric
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