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Designer

Tokujin Yoshioka

About

Tokujin Yoshioka was born in 1967, establishing Tokujin Yoshioka Inc. in 2000.

Nationality

Japanese

Based In

Tokyo, Japan

Website

tokujin.com

Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka was born in 1967, establishing Tokujin Yoshioka Inc. in 2000. His works include the paper chair “Honey-pop”, “PANE chair”, "VENUS - Natural crystal chair”, Swarovski Crystal Palace “STARDUST” “Stellar”, YAMAGIWA’s lighting “TōFU” “Tear Drop”, and “MEDIA SKIN” "X-RAY" for au design project. "Water Block", a representative work of optical glass projects begun in 2002, is permanently exhibited in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris. Other works are displayed as parts of permanent collections in some of the best-known museums of the world: Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Vitra Design Museum. Yoshioka has received prizes such as the “Mainichi Design Award, 2001”, “Cultural Affairs Section of Government of Japan, Encourage Prize, 2006”, “Design Miami, Designer of the Year, 2007”, “Elle Deco International Design Awards (EDIDA)/ Designer of the Year 2009”, "TOKYO Design & Art ENVIROMENTAL AWARDS / Artist of the Year 2010", "A&W Architektur & Wohnen/Designer of the Year 2011", and "Maison & Objet/ Creator of the Year 2012". He was selected by the Japanese edition of Newsweek as one of the “100 most respected Japanese by the world," and "The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2010" by the American magazine Fast Company.

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