Tornado with 2milion straws
- Caroline Kurze
Tokujin Yoshioka was announced the ‘Designer of the Year 2007’ during Design Miami. Therefor he created an installation that filled the entire space with 2 million transparent straws. Tokujin Yoshioka integrated new and existing works within the installation design that marries minimalism with indulgence, surprising us with a reinterpretation of mundane materials. Born and based in Japan, Tokujin was selected for his exceptional ability to create boundary-extending design filled with emotion and grace. Tokujin has distinguished himself in the field by transforming everyday materials: glass, plastics, fabrics, paper, even tissues into magical objects and spaces. At the same time, he has proven a master of technical innovation, finding new methods of production completely unique to his work.
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