tokujin yoshioka x swarovski crystal palace
tokujin yoshioka x swarovski crystal palace tokujin yoshioka x swarovski crystal palace
mar 24, 2010

tokujin yoshioka x swarovski crystal palace

tokujin yoshioka x swarovski crystal palace‘stellar’



japanese designer tokujin yoshioka and swarovski crystal palace are collaborating on a project called ‘stellar’ to be presented at milan design week 2010.

in 2005, yoshioka designed a futuristic chandelier entitled ‘stardust’, which expressed a scene in which moving images were projected onto the dark night sky by infinite particles of light. then he created the ‘eternal’ stool, in which he imagined this idea of, ‘…bringing down a cluster of stars and its brilliant beauty from the sky and sealing them eternally into a transparent lump.‘ in 2007, yoshioka designed the ‘venus – natural crystal chair’, a chair of natural crystals growing within an aquarium. this new work for the swarovski crystal palace can be seen as an extension of this research.

for ‘stellar’, tokujin has brought together the explorations made in his previous work, with the intentions of creating a ‘star’, a large spherical illuminated crystal mass, descending from the sky, emitting rays of light into the exhibition space.

‘I am drawn to the beauty, transparency and poetry of crystals. crystal is transparent, but it catches light and brilliance. what is important for me is not just designing another new chandelier with crystal, but to create a star which shines into the viewer’s heart.‘ – TY



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  • After seeing these images and reading the words, I felt so enlightened and spiritual.a small squeak of pee may have just escaped my undergarments

    zzz says:
  • that would be gorgeous if they can get it to work the way the rendering proposes it would

    plots says:
  • Tokujin Yoshioka always has such a way of playing with light, reflections and space.
    Always simple and understated, but with such an ethereal feeling…
    This might be my favourite of his Swarovski projects thus far.

    Miss Crystal says:
  • so beautiful! i loved his venus crystal chair and the research and technology behind it. i can’t imagine what this will look like when it’s installed. excited to see the final installation!

    elena says:
  • just going to kneel down for a while and pray to the god of white spiritual thingys

    no,really says:
  • Beautiful. I agree with @plots. Hope he can make the idea a successful reality.

    Snidely Whiplash says:
  • To re-assure plots and snidely – it will look just like the rendering as we are proudly manufacturing this for the designer and Swarovski.

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    Nick Arrowsmith - S3i says:

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