Moon Fragment by Tokujin Yoshioka



Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has designed two perfume bottles for French jeweller Cartier.


Called Moon Fragment, the bottles each include a single diamond.


They are on show at the Tokyo National Museum exhibition 'Story of...' - memories of Cartier creations, directed by Yoshioka.


The bottles were designed to contain a fragrance created for the exhibition, which continues until 31 May.


Photographs Tokujin Yoshioka Design © Cartier.


The text below is from Tokujin Yoshioka Design:


Moon Fragment

History is what happened in the past.  Simultaneously, history is creating the unknown time that is called the future. I was swept away by the idea that I might be able to express through “fragrance” the memories of the stories that breathe in the Cartier Collection, and the imagination that flows from them.

The French poet Jean Cocteau left the following poem: “Cartier, the subtle magician, who dangles slivers of the moon on a thread of sun.”


The perfume bottle named “Moon Fragment” is a piece that I designed based on my vision of the future of Cartier, and was created through a fusion with the “Story of…” fragrance that was specially blended by a Cartier Paris perfumer. A single diamond, sparkling inside the bottle that itself emits a truly moonlike transparence, adds a poignant fragrance to the memories of Cartier’s history. I hope that the stories of Cartier, the memories of the viewers, and the world of fantasy suggested, along with this fragrance, will be engraved on people’s minds, while, with the memories of eternal beauty in their hearts, the “stories” of this exhibition will be woven into the future.


Exhibition title:  "Story of..." - memories of Cartier creations directed by Tokujin Yoshioka

Venue: Tokyo National Museum, Hyokeikan Gallery

Period: March 28th to May 31st, 2009

Posted on Tuesday April 7th 2009 at 4:30 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Ohh..this is flawless. This silences me, makes me still, makes me want to cry a little bit.

  • 1010101011

    Looks like an apple product, this could also be the new ipod. I’m just being funny but overall it’s beautiful, classy and elegant.

  • max von shnitzel

    seriously WOW! beautiful opbjects

  • WM

    Stunning. This and the Guerlain Homme bottle… side by side

  • mil

    ( japanesse magic )

  • amazing!
    like most of the exquisiste things simple and clear!

  • Stella

    am speechless. beautiful!

  • MaruMaru

    It captured a moment of perfection and pureness…….Love it!