Tokujin Yoshioka was born in Saga, Japan in 1967. From 1987 he worked for Shiro Kuramata and since 1988 for Issey Miyake. In 2000 he opened his own studio. His works, transcending the boundaries of product design, architecture and installation of the exhibition, are also highly evaluated as art. He has collaborated with Issey Miyake and upscale companies like Swarovski, Cartier, Hermes, Toyota or Lexus. His pieces are part of the collections of MoMA, the Pompidou Centre, the Vitra Design Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum, Cooper Hewitt Museum. In 2012 in Paris was awarded the Creator of the Year at the fair Maison & Objet. He received awards such as the Mainichi Design Prize in 2001, Division of Cultural Affairs, 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 ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS / Artist of the Year 2010, A & W Architektur and Wohnen / Designer of the Year 2011 and Maison & Objet / Creator of the Year 2012.

Source and images: ©Tokujin Yoshioka

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