Acrylic furniture by Tokujin Yoshioka for Kartell

Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka will present a series of clear acrylic furniture for Italian brand Kartell in Milan next week. Called The Invisibles Light, the project is a thinned-down development of the Invisibles series of furniture that Yoshioka presented last year. In 2010, the exhibition “The Invisibles” was taken place at Kartell Gallery. The series of chairs and tables, “The Invisibles,” was presented in the event. They were an exceptionally experimental pieces made out of the transparent blocks of acrylic.

The poetic, yet dynamical presences reveal the essence of the pieces, and leave a mysterious scenery. “The Invisibles” goes beyond the concept of the products, and holds the quality as an art piece. “The Invisibles Light” is as if hiding its appearance to escape from this material world. It melts into people’s daily lives like the air.

Tokujin Yoshioka established his own studio, Tokujin Yoshioka Design in 2000. He has done many projects with Issey Miyake and also, he has collaborated with various companies in and outside Japan such as HERMES, TOYOTA, BMW, KDDI, SWAROVSKI, and other noted ones. Some of his most important works are displayed as a part of permanent collections in the world’s well-known museums such as Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou, Victoria and Albert Museum, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Vitra Design Museum.