tokujin yoshioka

Tokujin Yoshioka was born in Saga, Japan, in 1967. In 1992, he began his career by working for Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake. In 2000, he established his own studio in Tokyo. In his twenty-year association with Issey Miyake, Tokujin Yoshioka took part in a number of projects for the fashion designer, including designing the Issey Miyake stores and producing the installation “Issey Miyake Making Things” for the Cartier Foundation in Paris, which brought him international fame. His design is accompanied by a thorough, in-depth research regarding new possibilities in very diverse materials like paper, polyester, crystal, galss.  His solo exhibition “Super Fiber Revolution” at the Axis Gallery in Tokyo may be considered the completion of his studies on materials. Among the awards Tokujin Yoshioka has received are: the A&W Architektur & Wohnen, Designer of the Year in 2011; Tokyo Design & Art Environmental Award, in 2010; Elle Decoration International Design Awards (EDIDA), in  2009; Design for Asia Award (DFA Award) and Wallpaper Design Award, in 2008; and Design Miami, Designer of the Year in 2007. His works are displayed in the permanent collections of some of the most prestigious museums around the world: the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Vitra Design Museum in Berlin, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, and the Cooper–Hewitt National Design Museum in New York.

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