The realm of beauty / Tokujin Yoshioka

The realm of beauty / Tokujin Yoshioka

" I do not think my designs require much explanation. In fact, I think just trying to put them into words would take something away from [the aesthetics of] them. The act of creating cannot be fully understood, and is therefore by definition a matter of mystery, and thus beautiful."

After reading Tokujin Yoshioka's statement on design, it feels like we should just contemplate these mesmerizing pictures of some of his projects. But one thing i could say is that after reviewing his work, design does speak for itself, especially in his most recent products and installations; innovation is written all over them.

His installation called "Snowflakes" for Kartell's flagstore in Milan stroke me as one of his most poetic gestures, in total harmony with his philosophy and design process. Another monumental experience is "Snow", presented in the Sensing Nature exhibition at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo :

The 43 year old Japanese designer has been named 'A&W designer of the year 2011' by international magazine A&W architektur & wohnen.


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Published by on February 23, 2011
Filed under Art, Design

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