The Invisibles Light by Tokujin Yoshioka
for Kartell


The Invisibles Light by Tokujin Yoshioka for Kartell

Milan 2011: Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka will present a series of clear acrylic furniture for Italian brand Kartell in Milan next week.

The Invisibles Light by Tokujin Yoshioka for Kartell

Called The Invisibles Light, the project is a thinned-down development of the Invisibles series of furniture that Yoshioka presented last year (see our earlier story).

The Invisibles Light by Tokujin Yoshioka for Kartell

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The Invisibles Light by Tokujin Yoshioka for Kartell
The following information is from Kartell:

Tokujin Yoshioka x Kartell
The Invisibles Light−Disappearing into the air

In 2010, the exhibition "The Invisibles" was taken place at Kartell Gallery.

The series of chairs and tables, "The Invisibles," was presented in the event. They were an exceptionally experimental pieces made out of the transparent blocks of acrylic.

The poetic, yet dynamical presences reveal the essence of the pieces, and leave a mysterious scenery. "The Invisibles" goes beyond the concept of the products, and holds the quality as an art piece.

This year, 2011, I am presenting "The Invisibles Light".

"The Invisibles Light" is as if hiding its appearance to escape from this material world. It melts into people's daily lives like the air.

See also:


Snowflake by Tokujin Yoshioka for Kartell The Invisibles by Tokujin Yoshioka for Kartell The Snow by
Tokujin Yoshioka

Posted on Monday April 4th 2011 at 10:10 am by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • Dan

    less is more. nothing is just nothing.

  • Doug C.

    There seems to be little connecting his experimental pieces, the "bread" chair, the crystal chair and the commercial pieces he designs. He is reaching for the ethereal in those pieces but can't bridge between that and production and manufacturing.

  • Crackerjack

    It won't be 'invisible' a couple of months down the road when it's covered in scratches. Sorry to be negative about a chair design that looks so nice but couldn't it be made from toughened glass?

  • amerlok

    There doesn't seem to be anything very transcendent about these pieces of acrylic furniture. I can't help but think to the acrylic furniture of Shiro Kuramata of the 1980s – now THAT was transcendent.