Being a historic, listed building, much of the interior had to be retained, and the Yoshioka’s challenge was to find a way to fuse the structure’s original elements with the modern retail design aesthetic of Issey Miyake, and if you ask us, the result is quite brilliant. The walls have been stuccoed to perfection, and dipped in a timeless off-white hue, offering a beautiful contrast with the original vaulted ceilings and the newly-laid stone floors.
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Tokujin Yoshioka, the Tokyo-based architect who has created interiors of many Issey Miyake boutiques across the planet, has designed a setting that hinges on an intricate balance between a futuristic aesthetic with clean lines, captured by coloured aluminum panels, and the building’s original architectural details.
The show sheds light on Miyake’s ideas about making things, and his approach to design — spanning from his earliest works to his latest projects — and to showcase his creations, Yoshioka has envisioned two mannequin typologies to display Miyake’s clothing which stem from the idea of ‘A piece of cloth’ being transformed into a beautiful shape that is worn on the human body.
In recent years, japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has aimed to incorporate the law of nature into his designs and pursued the elements of sensation in human beings. His new project ‘Phenomenon’
is a collection of ceramic tiles for italian ceramic design company Mutina, consisting of the series ‘Snow’, ‘Honeycomb’ and ‘Rain’ that draws on natural phenomena, showing the relationship between humans and nature.
Japanese creative designer Tokujin Yoshioka has presented the modern transparent furniture collection that is almost invisible. Look at the images! These transparent furniture designs are called the Invisibles Light. This modern transparent furniture collection is the series of acrylic furniture designed by Tokujin Yoshioka for Italian brand Kartell.
Maison Hermes in Japan is experimenting with a shop front window art installation designed by Tokujin Yoshioka and produced by Satoshi Asakawa. Each window shows a Hermès scarf apparently being blown about by the breath of a Japanese actress. The illusion is achieved by venting air from a small hole in the wall near the mouth in the printed image.
Crystal is one of the most enigmatic forms – at once representative of extraordinary geological forces of unfathomable spatial and temporal dimension, and next a legendary artifice of Venetian glassmakers. Self-replicating, but not alive, in its natural state it is a phenomenon the visual perfection of which is virtually unattainable. It is in these supernatural and phenomenological characteristics of mineral and glass that Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has located a medium of enormous cultural resonance.
A new store for shoe brand Camper designed by Tokujin Yoshioka will open in Regent Street, London later this month. The store will feature a wall covered in folded artificial red suede, a development of an installation Yoshioka created for Italian funiture brand Moroso in New York in 2007, which used folded tissue. The chairs shown here, which also use the tissue technique, are Yoshioka’s Bouquet chair for Moroso.