Kartell "The Invisibles" by Tokujin Yoshiok
We’re big Kartell fans, but the last thing you want is the same chair as every showroom and design studio you visit, enter this new series by the Italian furniture company, designed by Japanese designer, Tokujin Yoshiok.
“On the occasion of the Milan Salone del Mobile, and ten years after the “invention” of transparency, Kartell is bringing out a new stylistic approach to “invisible furniture”.
At the Kartell flagstore in Milan the poetic and rarefied mood of the Japanese designer, Tokujin Yoshioka, will breathe life into an ethereal ambience where a series of unique pieces will be on show, all of them sharing the lightness of their complete transparency with the stylistic preciosity of solid, maxi forms with thicknesses never before seen in design pieces made of polycarbonate.
The range of pieces presented encompasses tables, occasional tables, sofas, armchairs and benches which will be on display in a space completely transformed by the creative talent of Tokujin where the play of the evanescence of transparency is all-pervading.
The invisible collection is the creative expression born from a design of Tokujin and created through the companyʼs wish to invest its own technological know-how in giving life to new forms.
According to Claudio Luti, President of Kartell, “The Kartell-Tokujin team is founded on the creativity of both partners, on the brandʼs expertise and on the designerʼs poetry which goes far beyond technical brilliance.”
Tokujin Yoshioka explains “In the last few years I have been thinking about a design that would include natural phenomena and invisible elements such as senses, wind and light. The “Invisible”, a special collection launched from Kartell, only leaves the sense as if seating in the air. The presence of the object is eradicated and it will create a scenery of a sitter floating in the air.
It is as if the physical presence of the object has been uprooted and gives life to a “floating” scenario. Even the installation itself gives visitors that extraordinary sensation of entering an unreal world.”