Honey-Pop Armchair

White chair made of densely folded paper, accordion style

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  • White chair made of densely folded paper, accordion style

Date:

2001

Artist:

Tokujin Yoshioka
Japanese, born 1967

About this artwork

Tokujin Yoshioka enjoys investigating how traditional materials perform under new circumstances. Honey-Pop Armchair is one of the designer’s earliest designs and is self-manufactured. Yoshioka used 120 sheets of glassine (a traditional type of paper for lanterns), glued and then precisely cut, to form each chair. The two-dimensional flat chairs resemble decorations waiting to be opened and gain their three-dimensionality when the layers of paper are unfolded. The honeycomb compositions give the design its strength; there is no other structural framework present. Introducing a degree of personalization into the chair, Yoshioka designed the piece so that the final form is determined when the user sits on it, his or her imprint creating the seat.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Tokujin Yoshioka

Title

Honey-Pop Armchair

Date

2001

Medium

Honeycomb-paper construction

Dimensions

Unfolded, 79.4 x 81.3 x 81.3 cm (31 x 32 x 32 in.)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of the Architecture & Design Society

Reference Number

2007.111

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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