Japanese artist and designer Tokujin Yoshioka joined the Mutina team in 2010. He designed the Phenomenon collection.
Tokujin Yoshioka was born in Japan, where he trained with Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake, and opened his studio in 2000. He collaborated with Japanese and international brands, such as Hermès, Toyota, BMW, Swarovski, Driade, Moroso and Kartell, among others.
“In collaboration with Mutina, I have pondered on designing tiles which express the textures of material derived from the nature. My intention is not to manipulate the appearance of nature, but to create a design, which stirs one’s heart and imagination and remain deep in one’s memory.”
The signature feature of his creative approach is the poetic and light, dreamlike quality of his work, which stems from attentive and sophisticated selection of simple materials combined with technological experimentation.
Some of his works are exhibited at MoMA and Cooper Hewitt (New York), Victoria & Albert (London) and at the Vitra Design Museum. His awards include Design Miami, Designer of the Year 2007, Wallpaper Design Awards 2008 and Elle Decoration International Design Award, Designer of the Year 2009. In 2011 he received the Wallpaper Design Award and the Elle Decoration Design Award for his Phenomenon collection designed for Mutina.