Tokyo-Pop Sofa

Tokyo-Pop Sofa

Injection-molded polyethylene emerges as something wholly natural and fluid in Tokujin Yoshioka’s Tokyo-Pop Collection (2002). The indoor/outdoor collection’s sensuous, organic lines were defined by the proportions of the human body, creating a study in the innovative use of a man-made material. Initially fabricated out of pliable honeycomb paper, the Armchair’s prototype was then shaped on the basis of the imprint left by a body while settling into it. The polyethylene used to mold the collection is 100% recyclable. Named Design Miami/Designer of the Year 2007, Yoshioka has work in the permanent collections of MoMA and the Pompidou in Paris. A designer who interprets his work to be the creation of something surprising and joyful, Yoshioka stays true to his philosophy with Tokyo-Pop. Made in Italy.