"the crystallized project"
Tokujin Yoshioka is the “Creator of the Year” at Maison & Objet, Paris. This award is given to the most influential artists, creators and innovators around the world.
Yoshioka is showing an installation called, “The Crystallized Project ” at Maison & Object. The exhbition includes Venus, a crystallized chair; a series of crystal paintings which have been grown using the vibrations of sound and music; as well as a selection of works that have yet to be revealed.
Yoshioka’s is deeply interested in the future. His work explores our relationship to natural phenomena.
He seeks to imbue everyday, material objects with an increased sense of purpose and legitimacy, in contrast to the increasing number of virtual communities, spaces and places. A poignant reminder that the natural world is also home to beautiful spaces and places that increase human connectivity and collaboration.
Text by Beth Lauck.