I’m Your Venus

Using recycled materials to be more kind to our earth is a good idea however the manufacturing process it takes to recycle these products are still using energy. What is the answer and how can we be more creative in the design process all the while creating sustainable products? Japanese designer, Tokujin Yoshioka has developed a process where he uses a fiber structure submerged in a water bath that encourages the growth of crystals. Being guided by Yoshioka, the natural process begins to form the Venus crystal chair – a beautiful design created by nature. The process Yoshioka uses will be at ‘Second Nature’, an exhibition he is directing at 21_21 Design Sight beginning October 17, 2008 through January 18th, 2009.

Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka