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100 Top Product Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka

Born in 1967, Tokujin Yoshioka is one of the best contemporary product designers. He founded his own design studio in 2000 – Tokujin Yoshioka Inc. – and he was recently recognized as one of the most Respected Japanese in the World by Newsweek magazine. Do you want to explore his creativity? One Hundred Edition displays some of the most unique artworks by Tokujin Yoshioka.

 

“The reason why I select materials is not that they are interesting or new, my constant research is how to make materials even more interesting. This goes for color too and I’m integrating gravity and the surrounding space in my designs.”

Tokujin Yoshioka

 

Blossom Stool for Louis Vuitton

 

Eternal Stool for Swarovski Crystal Palace

 

Glass Watch – Issey Miyake

“I attempt to transcend banality with a form of experimental layering that elevates the work. My objective is to create something that no one has done before.”

Tokujin Yoshioka

 

See also: 100 Top Product Designer: Gabriel Scott

 

 

Honey-pop Chair

 

PANE Chair

Active in the fields of modern design, architecture, and contemporary art, the top product designer is extremely acclaimed internationally with creative works themed in nature, which also reflect the Japanese idea of beauty. By giving figures to various human senses, using unmaterialistic elements such as light, he creates craftsmanship pieces and expressions that are unique and exceptional.

Smatrik Chair for Kartell

During his career, he has designed pieces for some high-end brands like Issey Miyake, Cartier, Swarovski, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Toyota, Lexus, Kartell, Moroso, Glas Italia, and Driade.

 

Tear Drop – Yamagiwa

 

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch

 

Water Block
O – Issey Miyake

Tokujin Yoshioka has won a lot of international awards, including Design Miami Designer of the Year, presented to a designer who has made the most significant and global contribution to design. Furthermore, some of his artworks are present in permanent collections and design exhibitions in recognized museums: Museum of Modern Art in New York, Musée national d’Art moderne in Paris, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

 

See also: 100 Top Product Designer: Barnaby Barford

 

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