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Issey Miyake is collaborating with Japanese Designer Tokujin Yoshioka in a Project to Create Exclusive “Glass Watch”

Japanese Designers Tokujin Yoshioka and Issey Miyake will showcase new “Glass Watch” in the 16th series of Issey Miyake Watch Project

Oct 27, 2017 | By Andrea Sim

Issey Miyake x Tokujin Yoshioka collaborated in the 16th series of Issey Miyake Watch Project | Photo Credit: Screenshot from Tokujin.com

Two acclaimed Japanese fashion designers, Issey Miyake and Tokujin Yoshioka, will be collaborating in a watchmaking venture to create expressive watch pieces. If you adore stylish design objects fashioned out of glass, you will adore the sculpting pieces constructed out of solid glass by Tokujin Yoshioka.

In all his life working as an artist, he is passionate about the creation of stunning objects, which transcends human senses in what the artist himself describes “that those who come in contact with them experience them personally, via their own memory and senses” and “reflect concept of nature inherently Japanese, pursuing roots of Japanese culture that perceptualise natural energy and aura.”

Japanese Designer Tokujin Yoshioka’s new project “Glass Watch” | Photo Credit: Screenshot from Tokujin.com

In this Tokujin’s new project “Glass Watch”, slated to be released as the 16th series of Issey Miyake Watch Project, Yoshioka plays with the idea of reinterpreting the traditional watch using solid glass. The solid glass watch features a new design with a solid glass without numerals or hour and minute hand markings, and contrasts nicely with a simple black leather strap.  The beautiful artistic wrist watch is made to look simple and elegant in style, with a pure crystal-like resemblance.

Tokujin Yoshioka selects materials to create the inspired-Louis Vuitton Blossom Stool / Photo Credit: Screenshot from Tokujin.com

Yoshioka other project works include designing for high-end brands, such as Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Hermès and automotive companies, including Toyota and Lexus. He experimented with glass to create assorted pieces such as the entirely transparent wardrobe and paired with a bench for a Milan-based company. His works also featured the Blossom Stool, representing a motion of blooming petals taking inspiration from Louis Vuitton’s monogram of petals and was showcased at the recent Milan Design Week.

Born in 1967 in Saga Prefecture in Japan, the artist was a graduate from Kuwasawa Design School, Tokyo and has studied under designers, Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake. No stranger to the fields of design, contemporary art and architecture, Tokujin has made a name for himself when his active participation within the industry has won him many international awards for making significant contributions to the world of design and he is recognised as one of the 100 Most Respected Japanese in the World.

The wrist “glass watch” collection will launch in the 16th series of Issey Miyake Watch Project | Photo Credit: Screenshot from Tokujin.com

As of now while the world patiently awaits and watches, the upcoming 16th series of Issey Miyake Watch Project will soon present brand new designs, marked by the flawless touch of the Japanese craftsmanship, tradition and style to give birth to something that will win the hearts of many avid collectors.

The Tokujin Yoshioka X Issey Miyake glass watch will debut in stores from November 10.

 
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