The original “Water Block” made of glass forms the shape of solid water, and it is the piece that expresses the beauty of chance born at the moment when the glass is solidified and the beautiful ripples of water surface.
It is permanently exhibited at the Impressionist gallery at Musée d’Orsay in Paris together with masterpieces of Mannet, Degas, Monet, Cézanne and Renoir.
For this new piece, the original form of the glass bench was newly made of brass, and it was created by the exquisite casting technique of traditional Buddha statue making in Japan which has been inherited over years.
In this process of casting, brass melted in a 1100℃ furnace was poured into a sand mold, and it was thoroughly polished by experienced craftsmen to create the bench to shimmer in gold.
Born in 1967. Established Tokujin Yoshioka Inc. in 2000. His works, which transcend the boundaries of product design, architecture, and exhibition installation, are highly evaluated also as art.
His representative works include the paper chair “Honey-pop”, “PANE chair”, “VENUS – Natural crystal chair”, Swarovski Crystal Palace “STARDUST” “Stellar”, YAMAGIWA’s lighting “TōFU” “Tear Drop”, and “MEDIA SKIN” “X-RAY” for au design project.