Honey-Pop Chair, 2001
Layered paper, partially glued, cut, and fanned-open accordion style; Seat compressed by body of designer.
Mueum purchase from Friends of Product Design and Decorative Arts Fund through gift of Lisa Roberts and David Seltzer. 2008-6-1.
- Designed by Tokujin Yoshioka
What is this?
Roughly cylindrical form of thin paper layers fanned out to form chair; the front and top cut and shaped to form contoured seat, low arms, and back, the seat further compressed and contoured by designer sitting in chair.
Why is this in our collection?
Honey-Pop, along with its children’s version, Baby Honey-Pop, would be the first objects in the collection by the innovative and award-winning designer, Tokujin Yoshioka. Yoshioka first gained recognition for his interiors and installation design, but has since expanded his work to include furniture and lighting design. Yoshioka attended the Kuwasawa Design School, graduating in 1986, and has collaborated with two major 20th-century Japanese designers: Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake. In 1988, at the age of 21, Yoshioka was put in charge of Miyake’s shop designs. In 1992, Yoshioka became a freelance designer and established his own studio in 2000. In 2007, he received the Design Miami / Designer of the... more