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  • The architectural plan for the New National Stadium

    12 February 2016

    The architectural plan for the New National Stadium
    - The Floating Fountain -
    A piece of architecture transformed into a platform for the Olympic Flame

    Design is free: it has no definitive answers, and grows like a living being. In parallel with the evolution of technology, design is moving on from the era of challenging physical forms to a completely new age.
    The architecture of the future will be founded in an “experience” born out of heightened human sensation and time. For me, experiences powerful enough to jolt the heart with the altogether unexpected and ecstatic, comprise the most important “material” that mankind can empathize with. It transcends race and time.

    The Outer Gardens of Meiji Shrine have been loved by Japanese people since ancient times. The architectural plan for the New National Stadium is based on a design that is at one with nature, by fusing with the beauty of the four seasons. The mysterious, lean, minimalistic design leads from the spirit of “Japanese tea rooms” that epitomizes finely-honed Japanese beauty.

    The floating Fountain. Visitors can enjoy strolling and jogging at the tranquil water’s edge amid the greenery of the Outer Gardens. During the summer, the water produces a cooling effect, and it can also be used in the event of a disaster.
    "A piece of architecture which transcends form" becomes a "Fountain" for athletes - and it will be reborn as a huge platform for the Olympic Flame, a symbol of courage and hope to people all over the world.

    - An inspiration for all eternity -

    In July 2015, when Prime Minister Abe announced the revision of plans for the New National Stadium, the stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, an image occurred to me.
    I regard the creation of an idea as a personal challenge, just as an athlete challenges the limitations of humankind. Its realization is a moment of joy and happiness.
    This design was created with a sense of appreciation for the joy creation brings, for being born in this age. This design is a depiction of my feelings for the future.

    Since the competition called for a design-build format, countless architects including Zaha Hadid and myself were not able to participate. But it is my wish that this idea will live on perpetually and realized somewhere in the world in the future.
    I hope the rejuvenated New National Stadium will become a symbol of Japan as a sacred site for athletes from every corner of the earth, and a legacy of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

    Tokujin Yoshioka
  • Saga Prefectural Museum Renewal Exhibition

    08 June 2015

    Tokujin’s first solo-exhibition in Kyusyu, the south-east island in Japan.
    In the exhibition, his renowned art works will be displayed such as “Honey-pop” which was presented in 2001 and had received the international attentions, “Water Block” which is installed permanently at Musee d’Orsay, and “VENUS” the natural crystal chair. In addition, there will be the installation work “TORNADO” in which Tokujin layered transparent straws that spreads over the exhibition space like the natural phenomenon. TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA_TORNADO will be an exhibition where we think upon the future of nature and human beings.

    The Saga Prefectural Museum

    Exhibition : July 2nd, 2015 [Thur.] - August 2nd, 2015 [Sun.]
    Opening Hours : 9:30 - 18:00
    *Closed on Mondays
    Address : 1-15-23 Jonai, Saga City, Saga Prefecture 840-0041
    Link : https://saga-museum.jp/museum/

    08 June 2015

    - Poetic reflection by V cut -
    The 14th series of ISSEY MIYAKE WATCH is presented by Tokujin Yoshioka’s new design.

    "V", which is from the V cuts that are randomly constructed on the metal bracelet, reflects light, shows various expression of it, and gives off poetic reflections.

    Please visit WORKS for more information.

    13 April 2015

    Opening reception of the exhibition was lately held at the stage of Seiryu-den, Shogunzuka which is in a precinct of a historical temple in Kyoto. Tokujin extends his sincere appreciation to all people and companies who have been giving the warm encouragement and kind support to realize this exhibition.

    Originally, the culture of Tea Ceremony was generated in the microcosmic space which is closed. The project " KOU-AN Glass Tea House " is not just a modernized tea house that was evolved from traditional style tea house but a project that traces origin of the culture which is peculiar to Japan.

    Tokujin considers that the important thing for tracing the "origin" is perceiving the time that is created along with nature. The perception indicates to be released by superficial designs, to integrate with nature and to sense the light itself. KOU - AN does not have a scroll nor flowers that are supposed to be provided in traditional tea houses. However, glitters that reminds of ripples on surface of water spreads out on the floor. Also, at some point in the afternoon, there will be rainbow lights which is created by sunlights and a prism glass and it decorates the tea house as if there is a flower of light.

    In A.D.794, A japanese emperor at the time visited Shogunzuka and he was convinced that Kyoto would be a right place to be a capital of Japan and started constructing the capital. Thus, Shogunzuka in a precinct of Shoren-in temple in Kyoto is a place where the city of Kyoto which symbolizes Japanese cultures.

    Starting this project from such a historical place, Tokujin is planning a traveling exhibition all over the world with the aim of providing people new experiences through the project and by producing works that make us think of origins of Japanese culture.

    Please visit WORKS for more information.

    Exhibition : 9th April 2015[Thu]- April 2016 (tba.)
    Venue : Kyoto Shogunzuka Seiryu-den
    Address : 28 Zushiokukacho-cho, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
    Hosted by : Shoren-in
    Cosponsored by : TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA INC.

    14 April 2015

    New projects by Tokujin Yoshioka was presented at Milano Salone 2015.

    Kartell will present the first lamp design by Tokujin Yoshioka this time.
    Stand: Pavilion 20, stand A15-B14 Rho Fiera Milano

    Glas Italia
    A collection of Bench and Cabinet that were made of high-transparency glass will be presented.
    Stand: Pavillion 16, stand C23-D18 Rho Fiera Milano

    A collection of ottoman, pouf and stool will be presented.
    Stand: Pavilion 16, stand A29-B22 Rho Fiera Milano
  • au Firefox OS "Fx0" by Tokujin Yoshioka

    23 December 2014

    The brand-new transparent smartphone "Fx0" designed by Tokujin has launched from au by KDDI, a Japanese mobile phone brand.

    In order to express the openness which is the most distinctive feature of Firefox OS, Tokujin captured the beauty of mechanicals inside and incorporated to the design. Apart from arranging its external, this is transparent and futuristic design expressing from its inside.

    Following with MEDIA SKIN for au design project in 2007 and X-RAY for KDDI iida in 2010, "Fx0" will be the third collaboration with au by KDDI. 

    Please visit WORKS for more information.

    KDDI au Firefox OS "Fx0"
    Details : http://au-fx.kddi.com

    13 March 2014

    "Agravic" - the floating stone table

    A massive stone frees from gravity in the air as if it were floating in the universe.
    To the future, Tokujin Yoshioka envisions his dream to the universe.

    This project will be presented for the space of Future at "Marble Across Time" exhibition supported by Turkish government, at Milano Salone del Mobile 2014.

    "Marble Across Time"
    Location:Marble Across Time, Magna Pars Event Space, via Tortona 15
    Support:Istanbul Mineral Exporters' Association
    Organizer : TURKISH STONES
    Curator of the organization : RDM'S design and architettura

    25 March 2014

    "PRISM glass chair" and "PRISM mirror table" will be presented from GLAS ITALIA at Milano Salone.

    With GLAS ITALIA's innovative cutting technique, the "PRISM series" will reflect light like a shimmering sculpture.

    GLAS ITALIA (at Salone Internazionale del Mobile)
    Venue : Milan Fairgrounds, Rho, Hall 16, C23 - D18

    15 May 2013

    At BASELWORLD 2013 in Switzerland known as an international trade show of watch and jewellery, the new stand of SWAROVSKI designed by Tokujin Yoshioka was presented.

    'Wings of Sparkle'

    SWAROVSKI stand is an immense circular stand that covers more than 2,000m2 over two levels, taken up its residence within the fair's new hall.

    The stand is entirely surrounded by a 7 meter high curved wall of 155 meters circumference. This is made of 253,231 reflectors with a mirrored surface that symbolize the facets so characteristic of Swarovski, and on these 60 mm reflectors, 22,856 LED lights were positioned on the Sparkle wall.

    In the stand, its watch and fashion jewelry collections are displayed, and it is a poetic reference to Swarovski's brand signature concept. Visitors enter the world of Swarovski by being veiled with light of luminance and immerse in a bath of light. This fascinating glow also evokes images of a swan on a lake spreading its wings gracefully.

    With the great curvature and the dynamic space of lights, the visitors are enveloped in the sparkle and experience the light itself as if entering into the dazzling crystal and expresses Swarovski's ' world of luminance ' with its pursuit of beauty.

    Swarovski (at BASELWORLD 2013 at Messe Basel)
    Date : 2013.4.25.Thu - 5.2.Thu
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