PARIS.- Tokujin Yoshioka
received the award of now! design ŕ vivre 2012 Creator of the Year by Maison & Objet, Paris.
Each year, Maison & Objet gives this award to one creator who is acknowledged as the most influential and who has made an impact on world's creative scene.
Tokujin extends his sincere appreciation to all people and companies who have been giving the warm encouragement and kind support, which have been a source of his creative inspiration, and have realized the reception of this award.
In honor of this award, Tokujin Yoshioka's exhibition is held at Maison & Objet.
Crystalized pieces adopting the randomness or unexpectedness of nature surpasses human's imagination.
Started since 2007, the "Crystalized Project," on the reflection of "Relationship between power of nature and human beings," tries to create and reveal a new portrait of nature.
In the exhibition at Maison & Objet, new pieces, which have not been exhibited before, are presented along with a crystalized chair "VENUS - Natural crystal chair," and crystal paintings grown by the vibration of music.