Dezeen Wire: the organisers of Paris design show Maison & Objet have announced Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka as this year's Now! Design à Vivre Creator of the Year. An exhibition of his Crystalized Project will be held at the fair from 20 to 24 January 2012. More
Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka designed this boutique to display fashion designer Issey Miyake's 132 5. collection of garments, which fold from two-dimensional geometric shapes into structured clothes (see our earlier story). More
Dezeenwire: at Tokyo Designers Week later this month Thomas Heatherwick is to be named Designer of the Year and Tokujin Yoshioka is to be named Artist of the Year in the Tokyo Design & Art Environmental Awards. See press release below.