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Honey-Pop

A chair constructed of white honeycomb paper. The flexible design can fold flat and unfold into a three-dimensional form.

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  • A chair constructed of white honeycomb paper. The flexible design can fold flat and unfold into a three-dimensional form.

Date:

2001

Artist:

Tokujin Yoshioka
Japanese, born 1967

About this artwork

Tokujin Yoshioka enjoys investigating how traditional materials perform under new circumstances. Honey-Pop 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.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Architecture and Design

Artist

Tokujin Yoshioka

Title

Honey-Pop

Date

2001

Medium

Honeycomb-paper construction

Dimensions

79.4 × 81.3 × 81.3 cm (31 1/4 × 32 × 32 in.)

Credit Line

Purchased with funds provided by the Architecture & Design Society

Reference Number

2007.111

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