Panna Chair, made of polyurethane foam over a metal frame

Published on August 29, 2013

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Panna Chair springs to life when someone sits on it, adapting its shape to that of the person. It is soft and embracing. Its lines are graceful, sinuous. It is the essence of research, elegant design and experimentation.

Tokujin first designed the Pane Chair and then this commercial/industrial version made for Moroso.

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Panna Chair springs to life when someone sits on it, adapting its shape to that of the person. It is soft and embracing. Its lines are graceful, sinuous. It is the essence of research, elegant design and experimentation. Panna Chair is made of polyurethane foam over a metal frame. In keeping with his study of materials, Tokujin chose fabric as the chair’s value-driven component. A fabric designed to be highly practical and functional is revisited and reinterpreted for its inherent poetry. Upholstery designed like a dress to be slipped on and pulled down over the body. It is made for Moroso.
The name, material, stitching, gathering, softness, thickness and colour are messages which convey the soul and function of this chair and the feeling of fulfilment it gives you.

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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.

Tokujin Yoshioka

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