Tokujin Yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka was born in Japan. Winner of multiple awards and with pieces exhibited at the MoMA, Cooper Hewitt in New York, the Victoria & Albert in London and the Vitra Design Museum. He trained with Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake before opening his own studio in 2000 and has collaborated with Japanese and international brands such as Hermès, Toyota, BMW, Swarovski, designing showrooms and installations.

The success of his Honey-pop paper chair in 2001 drew him closer to the world of interior design and he developed designs for Driade, Moroso and Kartell among others. The signature feature of his creative approach is the poetic and light, dreamlike quality of his work, whether products, interiors or installations, which stems from attentive and sophisticated selection of simple materials combined with technological experimentation. His awards include Design Miami, Designer of the Year 2007, Wallpaper Design Awards 2008 and Elle Decoration International Design Award, Designer of the Year 2009. In 2011 he received the Wallpaper Design Award and the Elle Decoration Design Award for his Phenomenon collection designed for Mutina.