Tokujin Yoshioka to present Prism chair
for Glas Italia in Milan

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Milan 2014: Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka will show a glass chair that refracts light around its edges for Italian brand Glas Italia in Milan next month.

Tokujin Yoshioka to present Prism chair for Glas Italia in Milan

The Prism chair by Tokujin Yoshioka is created from sheets of thick high-transparency glass.

Tokujin Yoshioka to present Prism chair for Glas Italia in Milan

The chamfered edges are cut so light bends as it passes through the material, creating a rainbow of colours across the surfaces.

Tokujin Yoshioka to present Prism chair for Glas Italia in Milan

"This creation will be a chair like a shimmering sculpture," said Yoshioka.  "Miraculous expression is brought by the refraction of light."

Tokujin Yoshioka to present Prism chair for Glas Italia in Milan

Four rectangular sheets fit together to create the seat, with the bevelled edges facing inward.

Tokujin Yoshioka to present Prism chair for Glas Italia in Milan

Yoshioka will present the chair in Milan during the city's design week, alongside the reflective glass Prism table he has also designed for Glas Italia.

Tokujin Yoshioka to present Prism chair for Glas Italia in Milan

  • Rae Claire

    So the next project will be to design an occupant for this pretty object, as I doubt many ordinary humans would want to spend more than 5 seconds sitting on it.