In conjunction with this year’s Milan International Furniture Fair, Moroso unveiled a new line of furniture including the Panna Chair designed by Tokujin Yoshioka. Tokujin presented the chair within a remarkable installation in Moroso’s Milan showroom. The set consists of over three million carefully arranged and glued transparent straws. Dependent on perspective and light, the effect surprisingly ranges from cloud-like to crystalline and compliments the chair beautifully.
I’ve been a frequent admirer of Tokujin’s work, especially his installations for Audi and Puegeot. While not as outwardly bold as those classics, Tokujin x Moroso is equally eye catching. Several attendees have released photos on flickr that capture the set from numerous perspectives.
If Tokujin Yoshioka’s work fascinates, Phaidon published a commendable hardcover monograph late last year.