tokujin yoshioka dreams up twilight installation for moroso tokujin yoshioka dreams up twilight installation for moroso
apr 16, 2011

tokujin yoshioka dreams up twilight installation for moroso

tokujin yoshioka dreams up twilight installation for moroso image courtesy of tokujin yoshioka

 

 

 

for milan design week 2011, japanese designer tokujin yoshioka has taken over by the moroso showroom with his ‘twighlight’ installation. the calm and surreal environment of soft light floods over a display of yoshioka’s ‘moon’ chairs, sculpted after the celestial body, that were designed for the italian furniture company.

soft light creates a surreal environment within the space image courtesy of tokujin yoshioka

 

 

 

the space of light and aura has been created so that the light reflects onto the surface of the chairs, revealing the various textures in which they are made, existing in the different white materials, such as plastics and unique fabrics.

 

see designboom’s preview article on the ‘twilight’ installation and the ‘moon chair’ for moroso here.

general view image courtesy of tokujin yoshioka

 

tokujin yoshioka’s ‘moon chairs’ for moroso are displayed in which visitors can rest and contemplate image courtesy of tokujin yoshioka

 

image courtesy of tokujin yoshioka

 

the light reflects onto the floor to create a textured looking surface image courtesy of tokujin yoshioka

 

image courtesy of tokujin yoshioka

 

the light that floods into the showroom as if to appear like bright stars image courtesy of tokujin yoshioka

 

image courtesy of tokujin yoshioka

 

tokujin yoshioka inside the ‘twilight’ installation image courtesy of tokujin yoshioka

 

image courtesy of tokujin yoshioka

 

tokujin yoshioka sketching an abstract drawing ‘twilight’ image courtesy of tokujin yoshioka

 

 

 

the moon chair is shown as a series – including fully upholstered, upholstered with sled base and plastic – at the fairgrounds during milan design week 2011. front, 3/4 view and back image courtesy of moroso

 

upholstered version with sled base image courtesy of moroso

fronts of each version image © designboom

 

the backs of each version image © designboom

 

fully upholstered version image © designboom

 

 

also on show is ‘memory’,  with a foil-like surface that was presented last year while still in its prototype stage. for the project, yoshioka developed a special fabric made with recycled aluminum, that transforms and memorizes its shape upon use. the final product is a stunning sitting sculpture. ‘memory’ was shown last year while still in its prototyping stages – this year, the final version was presented image © designboom

 

front view image © designboom

 

close-up on soft fabric image © designboom

 

close-up on fabric image © designboom

 

close-up on zip image © designboom

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