Crystallized Project by Tokujin Yoshioka

Monday, 9 January 2012

Tokujin Yoshioka has been crowned now! design à vivre 2012 Creator of the Year by Maison & Objet.

In honour of the accolade, Yoshioka will display a new exhibition called the Crystallized Project at the first Maison & Objet of 2012. The show will include Venus, a crystallized chair, a series of crystal paintings which have been grown using the vibrations of music, and a selection of as yet unshown works.

The exhibition continues Yoshioka's investigation into our relationship with natural phenomena, as the designer urges us to "rethink our future".

Yoshioka is the first Japanese designer to win the award, which is given by Maison & Objet each year to the creator they consider to be the most influential on the world's creative scene.

The first edition of Maison & Objet 2012 runs 20-24 January.