tokujin yoshioka uses 10,000 prism rods to create 'prismatic cloud' in tokyo
 

tokujin yoshioka uses 10,000 prism rods to create 'prismatic cloud' in tokyo

an installation of more than approximately 10,000 colorless prism rods forms a gigantic sculpture of light by tokujin yoshioka. the enormous sculpture is on display at GINZA SIX, a luxury shopping complex located in the ginza area of tokyo. using barely-visible cables, the colourless rods are hung from the roof and stacked together in a formation that is designed to resemble a cloud.

tokujin yoshioka uses 10,000 acrylic rods to create sculpture of light

 

 

tokujin yoshioka layers thousands of prismatic rods in an approximately 400 square-meter space to create transparent layers through which light penetrates. the japanese designer’s prismatic cloud sculpture measures 10 meters in length and 15 meters in height and is suspended from the ceiling seemingly floating in the air. 

tokujin yoshioka uses 10,000 acrylic rods to create sculpture of light

 

 

this isn’t the first time we have seen yoshioka’s sculpture of light in-situ. last year, he created a similar sculpture that was twice the size and exhibited it at houston’s allen centre in texas. as well as a cloud, the designer has created other sculptures inspired by nature including a ‘tornado’, a sculpture made from more than 2 million straws, and a series of glassworks capturing light as art. more recently, yoshioka has collaborated with louis vuitton to design a vase based on the fashion brand’s monogram. he also designed the olympic torch for the tokyo 2020 olympic games.

tokujin yoshioka uses 10,000 acrylic rods to create sculpture of light

tokujin yoshioka uses 10,000 prism rods to create 'prismatic cloud' in tokyo

tokujin yoshioka uses 10,000 prism rods to create 'prismatic cloud' in tokyo

tokujin yoshioka uses 10,000 prism rods to create 'prismatic cloud' in tokyo

tokujin yoshioka uses 10,000 prism rods to create 'prismatic cloud' in tokyo

 

project info

 

designer: tokujin yoshioka
name: prismatic cloud
location: GINZA SIX

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