Memory by Tokujin Yoshioka for Moroso


Milan 2010: Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka will launch a crumpled aluminium chair for Italian brand Moroso in Milan next month.

Called Memory, the chair is covered in a dome of fabric made of recycled aluminium, which retains the shape it's squashed into.

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The text below is from Yoshioka:

Tokujin Yoshioka x Moroso

Memory - chair without a shape 2010

"Memory" is a chair that completes its design by transforming its silhouette. In other words, this is a chair of an unlimited variety of forms.

For this work, I developed a special fabric with recycled aluminum, and pondered about creating a chair that transforms and memorizes its shape. This chair might remind us of the beauty in nature with its ever-changing expressions, and also create impression as if there is no presence of design.

Posted on Wednesday March 31st 2010 at 11:26 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • sometimes i’m amazed at this guy. but sometimes i think he’s just in a rush to meet the deadline…
    i just think he made the second here.
    don’t like it sorry. :-(

  • Blip

    Its a chair with tin foil squashed into it ?

  • crumpled recycled aluminum is the new trend>??looks great!

  • Darren

    aluminium foil?

  • nice! want to sit in this so bad..


    I’m sure he’ll like the mention… but then again – just because it’s been done before, doesn’t make the original…original….

    …and I think most of us are missing the subtlety here. TY is making serious unerstatements for someone capable of massive grand complex projects – and I think that’s worth keeping in mind.


  • It’s like Marijn van der Poll meets Renyolds Wrap. I can’t say it’s the most attractive design I’ve seen from Yoshioka. It kind of follows the same theme as his Honey Pop chair, but lacks some of its grace and beauty.

  • xtiaan

    ok well there goes my theory that the japanese can do no wrong when it comes to design

  • designgurunyc

    I actually find this beautiful in its understatedness.

  • Artistically, I like the form in the photo, but I don’t like the fact that I could come and completely change its form as much as I want. I think it would hold a lot more meaning if the material was complex enough that once formed for the first time it would ‘set’ and hold that position forever – a chair created by its owner, not one distorted by every user that sits on it.

  • I have to agree with Mr. Smith. If the material was more dense then it would eliminate the unnecessary chair frame underneath.

  • Guy

    echoes of Droog's "Do Smash" I think….