Designed originally for the new Issey Miyake flagship store in Brook Street in the heart of London’s Mayfair, Brook is an upholstered ottoman with a faceted profile where the cuts, designed as a function of the textile covers, bring to mind precious stones.
In the seats however there is no refraction, no light. The name, as well as referring to the address of the London store, suggests the image of a brook evoking the idea of a river stone, moulded and shaped by the action of the water. A refined symmetry derived from observation of nature and the integration of its laws in the very act of designing.
Injected flame-retardant polyurethane foam over internal steel frame; on clear PVC glides. Fabric covers only; not produced in leather. Brook covers are removable.
Tokujin Yoshioka was born in Japan in 1967 and, after having studied at length with Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake, in 2000 set up his studio in Tokyo. His partnership with Issey Miyake has been in existence for over twenty years. Tokujin Yoshioka has taken part in a number of projects by the fashion designer, designing Issey Miyake and A-POC stores and producing the installation entitled Issey Miyake Making Things for the Cartier foundation in Paris.
Tokujin Yoshioka has received a number of awards and his works are displayed in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein (Basel) and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.