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AWARD

1997年 JCD Design Award大賞(日本)

2000年 I.D. Annual Design Review(アメリカ)

2001年 I.D. Annual Design Review(アメリカ)、A&W Award The Coming Designer for the Future(ドイツ)

2002年 2001年度毎日デザイン賞(日本)

2005年 Talents du Luxe(フランス)

2007年 第57回芸術選奨文部科学大臣新人賞(芸術振興部門)(日本)

2007年 グッドデザイン賞金賞(日本)

2007年 Design Miami/Designer of the Year 2007(アメリカ)

2008年 Wallpaper Design Awards 2008/Best furniture designer(イギリス)

2008年 DFA Design for Asia Awards/Grand Awards 2008(香港)

2009年 Elle Deco International Design Awards/Designer of the Year 2009(イタリア)

2010年 TOKYO Design & Art ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS/Artist of the Year(日本)

2011年 A&W Architektur & Wohnen/Designer of the Year 2011(ドイツ)

2012年 Maison & Objet/Creator of the Year 2012(フランス)

2016年 Elle Deco International Design Awards(EDIDA) 2016(イタリア)

2017年 Milano Design Award 2017 最高賞(イタリア)

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PROFILE

Born in 1967. Established Tokujin Yoshioka Inc. in 2000. His works, which transcend the boundaries of product design, architecture, and exhibition installation, are highly evaluated also as art.

His representative 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 started since 2002, is permanently exhibited in Musée d'Orsay, Paris.

As some of the other important works, he designed the SWAROVSKI’s flagship store in Ginza and a number of boutiques for ISSEY MIYAKE. He has collaborated with various leading companies such as Hermès, BMW, MOROSO, TOYOTA, LEXUS.

He also directed exhibition such as "Second Nature" at 21_21 DESIGN SIGHT in 2008, and Cartier’s special exhibition "Story of . . ." - Memories of Cartier creations (2009), and "Cartier Time Art" (2011).

Many of his works are displayed as a part of permanent collections in the world’s well-known museums including 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.

He received prizes such as “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".

His books are “TOKUJIN DESIGN” (Gap Publication), “Tokujin Yoshioka Design” (Phaidon Press), “Invisible Forms” (Access Publishing), “TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA” (Rizzoli International Publications ). Appeared in television broadcaster TBS’s documentary program, “Jonetsu Tairiku” and 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 Fast Company magazine in America.

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AWARD

1997 JCD Design Award
2000 I.D. Annual Design Review(USA)
2001 I.D. Annual Design Review(USA)
A&W Award The Coming Designer for the Future(Germany)
Kuwasawa Award
2002 Mainichi Design Award 2001
2005 Talents du Luxe(France)
2007 BVLGARI Brilliant Dreams Award 2007
Good Design Award Golden Award(Media Skin)
Design Miami / Designer of the Year 2007
2008 Wallpaper Design Awards 2008 / Best furniture designer(UK) 
Design for Asia Award (DFA Award) / Grand Awards 2008(HK)
2009 Elle Deco International Design Awards / Designer of the Year
2010 The 100 Most Creative People in Business 2010(USA)
Artist of the Year / TOKYO Design & Art ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS
2011 A&W Architektur & Wohnen / Designer of the Year 2011
2012 Maison & Objet / Creator of the Year 2012
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PERMANENT COLLECTIONS

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, US

Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, New York, US

Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany

Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montréal, Canada

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, US

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, US

Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel

Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, US