Voids and spaces move in perfect formal harmony. Shifting, flowing lines give the chair a profile which seems evanescent rather than solid, absorbing and diffusing a faint, refined glow. Size, on Moon, is an illusion. From the side, the curves of the seat merge with the cylindrical form of the base to bring to mind a flower in bloom, a concession to the organic in this rigorously geometric order. From the front, the glow from the seat as the light appears and disappears is enchantingly magical. What makes the form so original is the reverberations that emanate from the different planes. It is a new form of three-dimensionality which enhances the stylish lines and the moon-like quality of the piece which originates in the interaction of the solid with the evanescent.
Tokujin Yoshioka was born in Japan in 1967 and, after having studied at length with Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake, in 2000 set up his studio in Tokyo. His partnership with Issey Miyake has been in existence for over twenty years. Tokujin Yoshioka has taken part in a number of projects by the fashion designer, designing Issey Miyake and A-POC stores and producing the installation entitled Issey Miyake Making Things for the Cartier foundation in Paris.
Tokujin Yoshioka has received a number of awards and his works are displayed in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein (Basel) and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.