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  • Water Block

    19 July 2019

    We are pleased to announce that Tokujin Yoshioka designed the HOMME PLISSÉ ISSEY MIYAKE's first flagship store newly opened in Minami-Aoyama, Tokyo.

    You can watch the process of the pleats being created in the workshop where the pleating machine sits. In this space that depicts the contrast between the texture steadily being produced and the futuristic machine, we find the reflection of making things of ISSEY MIYAKE, which is a fusion of experimental technology and handcraft.

    Please visit WORKS for more information.

    Address: 3-18-14 Minami Aoyama, Minato, Tokyo
  • Tokyo 2020 Olympic Torch

    21 March 2019

    I designed the Olympic Torch in the wishes for peace and healing of hearts of those affected by the natural disasters.

    In 2015, I visited Fukushima prefecture and did a drawing workshop with children from the disaster affected area as an assistance for reconstruction. The cherry blossoms they drew were all vibrant, as if they're symbolising the spirit of the people taking steps toward reconstruction, and projecting hopes for the future. That experience inspired me to design this torch.

    The shape of the torch has a cherry blossom motif which is the popular and symbolic flower of Japan.

    Part of the material from which the torch is made is recycled aluminium originally used in the construction of prefabricated housing units in the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake. The temporary units used to house those affected by the disaster have been transformed into the Olympic torch, and communicate the steps taken toward reconstruction of the disaster affected areas.

    The torch has been created in a traditional "sakura emblem" form using the aluminium extrusion manufacturing technology and precise cutting technique. The torch is designed to reduce the weight thoroughly, and is completely seamless.

    What I designed is not merely the shape of the torch body, but most importantly, the form of the flame. Five separate flames emerge from flower petals and come together as one at the center of the torch, and it becomes a flame of Sakura as a symbol of peace.

    As if sakura trees bloom across Japan, the sacred flame traverse across Japan, and I hope this narrative will engage people more and lights our way.

    Tokujin Yoshioka
  • ‘Glass Tea House − KOU-AN’ is coming to the National Art Center, Tokyo

    13 March 2019

    ‘Glass Tea House − KOU-AN’ is coming to the National Art Center, Tokyo from April 2019. We hope the "Glass Tea House" would bring you to an experience to sense the history and future of Japan.

    ‘Glass Tea House − KOU-AN’ which made its debut at the 54th La Biennale di Venezia in 2011, and which was also unveiled to great acclaim on the Shogunzuka Seiryu-den stage, Tendai Sect Shoren-in, Kyoto, is coming to the National Art Center, Tokyo, together with the unique and lauded ‘Water Block’ glass bench, which is part of the Paris Musée d’Orsay collection.

    Wed. 17th April 2019 − Mon. 30th May 2022 (Exhibition date extended)
    Venue|In front of the Main Entrance of the National Art Center, Tokyo
    Opening hours|Follows the opening hours of the National Art Center, Tokyo
    Closing days|Tuesdays and the New Year holidays
    *On Tuesdays that fall on national holidays the Center will be open, and closed the next weekday.
    With the sponsorship of NTT Urban Development Corporation

    *The National Art Center, Tokyo has been closed to prevent the spreading of the COVID-19. After taking sufficient preventive measures based on safeguarding guidelines, the NACT will progressively re-open its facility and exhibitions from 11th June 2020. Please visit NACT website for more information. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your kind understanding and cooperation.

    Please visit WORKS for more information of the work.
  • Galaxy Harajuku Architectural Facade Design

    12 March 2019

    We are pleased to announce that Tokujin designed the architectural facade for Galaxy Harajuku, which opened on March 12th.

    Media Surface

    Architectural facade composed of light with sense of future.
    Transparent layer of light floating in the air emerges as a memory for the future.
    Projected by more than 1000 smartphones, the image illuminates the new vision orchestrated by Galaxy's technology.

    Tokujin Yoshioka

    Please visit WORKS for more information.
    Adress : 1-8-9 Jingumae Shibuya, Tokyo
  • LOUIS VUITTON Blossom Vase

    07 March 2019

    Tokujin Yoshioka presents 'Blossom Vase' in collaboration with Louis Vuitton Objet Nomades at Salone del Mobile 2019.

    'Blossom Vase' is a collection of two vases inspired from Louis Vuitton's monogram pattern that symbolize the maison's history.

    The light refracted through the twisted glass gives a sense of wonder. The design plays upon more than just a glass, and appears as a sculptural piece of light.

    Please visit WORKS for more information.
  • “Glass Tea House − KOU-AN” will travel across Japan towards the year 2020. 

    28 August 2018

    We are pleased to announce that the “Glass Tea House − KOU-AN” will begin travelling across Japan towards the year 2020.
    The concept design of the “Glass Tea House − KOU-AN” was presented at the Glasstress 2011, the collateral event of the 54th La Biennale di Venezia. In 2015, the teahouse was first unveiled at the stage of Seiryu-den which is in a precinct of Tendai Sect Shoren-in, Kyoto, and was in the limelight worldwide.
    Now the teahouse will travel to Saga prefecture, and it will be exhibited at the Saga Prefectural Art Museum from November 28th, 2018. The teahouse is also planned to be seen in Tokyo in 2019.

    Saga Prefectural Art Museum Exhibition

    In this exhibition, Tokujin showcases the installation of “Glass Tea House - KOU-AN” inside a white exhibition space along with some of his renowned art works such as Water Block (2002), which is permanently displayed at Musée d' Orsay in Paris, and Waterfall (2006).

    Title|TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA_Glass Tea House − KOU-AN
    Exhibition|Wednesday, November 28th 2018 − Monday, February 11th 2019
    Venue|Saga Prefectural Art Museum
    Address|1-15-23 Jonai, Saga City, Saga Prefecture 840-0041
    Admission fee|Adults / University Students: ¥1,300 ; Advance / discount tickets: ¥1,100

    Organized by Saga Prefectural Art Museum, Saga Television Station Co. Ltd, and Saga Shimbun Co. Ltd.
    With the cooperation of TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA INC.
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