Fascinated by the properties and behavior of light, renowned Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka unveiled his latest work, “Spectrum” (2017), a new installation that fills the Shiseido Gallery space in Tokyo with colorful light that radiates from an elaborately-designed prism.
Tokujin Yoshioka wonders why natural light is so attractive to us. Sunlight, moonlight and shimmers of water – the beauty of them has mystic energy that cannot be fully grasped. Natural light that all living creatures can sense its power has infinite colours in its whiteness and transparency. Focusing on the relationship between man and the natural world, Tokujin has explored the sensations that natural light brings to us with his studies and experiments, including the “Kou-an Glass Tea House” exhibited in Kyoto in 2015.