“Neither shape nor function. I always try to invent something beyond forms,” explains Yoshioka. “I wanted to create something iconic which strongly symbolizes the philosophy of Louis Vuitton, and I created an object that is universal and timeless.”
The structure is made of four golden petals that interlace in the shape of a seating, conveying the brand’s long craftsmanship history and techniques. “My impression of Louis Vuitton is the quality and art of craftsmanship and manufacturing cultivated in the brand’s long history” stated the designer. “I thought I would like to re-interpret the philosophy of Louis Vuitton to create a work which travels through the time of history and future with my expression and techniques, and express the new journey through time.”
An object which is both universal and timeless. The perfect combination of high art and fashion legacy.
Remembering: Many of his works are part of the permanent collections of museums worldwide, including the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and the Vitra Design Museum in Germany. In 2007, Yoshioka was selected by the Japanese edition of Newsweek as one of the “100 most respected Japanese by the world.”
All images courtesy of Tokujin Yoshioka.