Wednesday, December 12, 2007
More photos courtesy of Adrienne. These are mainly of Design Miami's Designer of the Year Tokujin Yoshioka's top floor installation at the Moore Building. At first, I was surprised to hear he had received the award (over other Asian designers like Naoto Fukasawa or Shuwa Tei). But I think part of the intention in giving him the award was to highlight him as a less obvious choice. Perhaps Design Miami thinks they'll boost his career (and the profile of the fair in turn?). In any case, Tokujin brought it. Everyone was loving the installation. The plastic straws were poetically simple but I was won over by the white honeycomb chair.