From a slim chrome metal stem blooms a bouquet of petals, formed from squares of fabric which are hand folded and sewn one by one by skilled hands and infinite patience. A tribute to the almost spiritual beauty which lies in the simplicity of a repeated gesture, unveiling the line between vision and the actual image. The coat of petals wraps the egg shaped shell until all the interior is covered. Allegory of dreams, sophisticated poetic transformation celebrated in an object of industrial design. The chair makes everyone who sits in it happy, like the gift of a bouquet of flowers.
Injected flame-retardant foam over an internal steel frame. The swivel base is steel with a powder coat finish; on neoprene rubber glides.
Bouquet covers are removable.
Seat Height: 38cm
Simple forms of poetry and beauty
Design by Tokujin Yoshioka, 2008
Tokujin Yoshioka was born in Japan in 1967 and, after having studied at length with Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake, in 2000 set up his studio in Tokyo. His partnership with Issey Miyake has been in existence for over twenty years. Tokujin Yoshioka has taken part in a number of projects by the fashion designer, designing Issey Miyake and A-POC stores and producing the installation entitled Issey Miyake Making Things for the Cartier foundation in Paris. Tokujin Yoshioka has received a number of awards and his works are displayed in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein (Basel) and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.