Born in 1967. Studied design under Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake. Set up Tokujin Yoshioka Design in 2000. Has gained international reputation for works in a wide range of genres from design and art to architecture. Drew attention worldwide for the "Honey-pop" (2001) chair. The "Water Block" (2002) glass benches are on display at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris in the Impressionist Gallery which was renovated in 2011. Many of his works have been chosen for permanent storage at major museums around the world including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Pompidou Centre and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Engaged in projects of brands such as ISSEY MIYAKE, SWAROVSKI, Cartier, Hermès and LEXUS. Releases new works every year at the Salone Internazionale del Mobile held in Italy, collaborating with well-known furniture brands. In 2013, the "Tokujin Yoshioka - Crystallize" exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo" created buzz for drawing around 80,000 visitors. Designed the TOKYO 2020 Olympic Torch in the motif of Sakura.