HBL Book of the Week: Tokujin Yoshioka

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Tokujin Yoshioka, published by Rizzoli International

Our choice this week is remarkable for both its visual beauty and the rare insight it offers into one of the most poetic minds in the design industry. Tokujin Yoshioka (Rizzoli International, 2010, ISBN: 9780847834112) presents a photographic retrospective of Yoshioka's career to date, from the Honey-Pop chair to his installations for brands including Swarovski, Cartier and Issey Miyake.

WGSN loves: the clarifying structure, which first of all breaks down Yoshioka's approach into four concepts - interdisciplinarity, immateriality, novelty of structure and spatiality. Yoshioka also offers thoughts and explanatory statements throughout, which make apparent the depth of thinking which goes into each project.

WGSN-homebuildlife subscribers can read our recent interview with Tokujin Yoshioka here.