Tokujin Yoshioka - Design & Design Art New York Thursday, December 13, 2007 | Phillips
  • Literature

    “Yoshioka Tokujin Driade,” Abitare, April 2002, pp. 192 and 194 and p. 193 for a drawing; “From Paper to Plastics,” Domus, May 2002, p. 108; Paola Antonelli, Objects of Design, exh. cat., The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2003, p. 280; Marcus Fair, Twenty-First Century Design, London, 2006, pp. 160-161; Gareth Williams, The Furniture Machine, Furniture Since 1990, London, 2006, p. 106

  • Catalogue Essay

    Tokujin Yoshioka studied under Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake until opening his own design studio in 2000.  His first chair, the “Honey Pop” for the Italian manufacturer Driade, was created from 120 pieces of precision-cut and glued glassine paper, and was introduced at the Salone del Mobile in Milan in 2002.  The “Honey Pop” chair quickly made its way into the permanent collection of the Vitra Design Museum in Cologne, Germany, and the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, France.  Of his own work, Yoshioka states “I attempt to transcend banality with a form of experimental layering that elevates the work.  My objective is to create something that no one has done before.”


“Honey Pop” chair

designed 2002, executed 2007
Glassine paper.
32 1/2 in. (82.5) high
Produced by Tokujin Yoshioka Design, Japan.  Base signed in black marker “01 AUG 2007 Tokujin.” From an edition of 300.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $11,250

Design & Design Art

13 Dec 2007, 2pm
New York