Tokujin Yoshioka "Flame: Glass Torch and Cauldron"

21_21 Design Sight


Tokujin Yoshioka
Tokujin Yoshioka's "Flame: Glass Torch and Cauldron" features the latest work of the eponymous designer who designed the torch for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Engaging in fields of design, architecture, and art around the world, Yoshioka uses "light" as a material that transcends the concept of form to create works with unique expressions of transparency. The torch he designed for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 with the motif of cherry blossoms has drawn much attention worldwide.

This exhibition looks at the light of the flame and reveals his latest works, "Glass Torch" and "Glass Cauldron." The torch and cauldron, designed for the ceremony of the Japan Games Saga 2024 (formerly the National Sports Festival) to be held in 2024, are made of transparent glass, a material that has never been used before for such a purpose.

The glass bench "Water Block," one of his signature works, and the garment designed by Miyake Design Studio for the ceremony of lighting the cauldron is on display at this exhibition. A special event of lighting the Glass Cauldron outside the venue will be held several times during the exhibition period, bringing about an unprecedented experience to the world of light.


Sep 14 (Thu) 2023-Nov 5 (Sun) 2023 

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Venue21_21 Design Sight
LocationMidtown Garden, Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-6 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
Access5 minute walk from Roppongi Station on the Toei Oedo or Hibiya line, 5 minute walk from exit 1 at Nogizaka Station on the Chiyoda line.
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