Tokujin Yoshioka, ‘Panna Chair’, 2007, Wright
Tokujin Yoshioka, ‘Panna Chair’, 2007, Wright
Tokujin Yoshioka, ‘Panna Chair’, 2007, Wright
Tokujin Yoshioka, ‘Panna Chair’, 2007, Wright

This work is number 3 from the edition of 20. Signed and numbered to tag: [Tokujin Y. 3/20].

Japan / Italy

Manufacturer: Moroso

Acquired from Moroso in 2007 | Collection of Michael Maharam, New York

About Tokujin Yoshioka

“Having grown up reading manga comics, I guess I’m attracted to flash transformations and instant metamorphosis,” explains Japanese designer and artist Tokujin Yoshioka. Yoshioka’s works are poetic objects that often seem to be in the process of dematerializing. A series of furnishings dubbed “The Invisibles” (2010) explored the reduction of design elements to near transparency and relied on technological advances to produce clear plastic that remains unclouded when set in thick slabs. Other designs by Yoshioka capture the absence of the user. Honey-Pop Chair (2001), made from honeycombed paper, unfolds, accordion-style, into a cylinder. The paper creases, crumples, and molds to the body of the first person to sit on it, bearing the sitter’s form after he or she has departed.

Japanese, b. 1967