About This Artwork

Tokujin Yoshioka
Japanese, born 1967

Honey-Pop Armchair, 2001

Honeycomb-paper construction
79.4 x 92.7 x 1.9 cm (31 x 37 x 3/4 in.) (folded)

Restricted gift of the Architecture & Design Society, 2007.112

Tokujin Yoshioka enjoys investigating how materials perform under new circumstances. Made from layers of glassine, a traditional type of paper used for lanterns, bonded together with glue, Honey-Pop Armchair is constructed by opening the layers of paper like a Christmas decoration to create a threedimensional object. The final form is made when the designer sits on the opened paper, his imprint creating the seat. The honeycomb composition gives the design its strength.

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