(jiří macek) One of our big favorites, Tokujin Yoshioka, has designed a sofa from crumpled paper for Moroso. Thus, he has transferred into 3D space the first drawing of every child that is given a crayon and starts doodling.
Japanese illusionist Tokujin Yoshioka has been playing with clouds under the wings of the fabulous Italian brand of Moroso for some time. Full of blossoms, the Bouquet chair is a blossom in itself. The Panna Chair newly defines the composition of textile cushions. Thanks to his art of stage design, he evolved both of them into landscape wholes when he sprinkled the Panna Chair with fine feathers at Design Miami.
The paper cloud that he is going to present at Design Week in Milan in April, however, does not need feathers to fly. The delicate structure of crumpled paper and a slightly amorphous silhouette endow it with lightness and a sculpturesque look at first glance. The Cloud is both a sculpture and a comfortable furniture piece, a riddle, whipped cream, and a hallucination. This is the most beautiful aspect of the designs made by Tokujin Yoshioka. His installations and exhibitions projects are illusions that are very beautiful to live with.
Yoshioka’s crumpled structure and use of paper surely follow up his previous collaboration with fashion designer Issey Miyake, in whose studio he had worked before founding his own studio in 2000. Other memorable and extraordinary feats by Tokujin Yoshioki include installations for Lexus and the recent Second Nature exhibition in 21_21 Design Sight gallery in Tokyo.
Moroso furniture is represented by Konsepti in the Czech Republic.
Cloud, Moroso, design: Tokujin Yoshioka