Tokujin Yoshioka was born in saga prefecture, Japan in 1967. After graduating from Kuwasawa design school in Tokyo, he studied design under Shiro Kuramata (1987-1988) and Issey Miyake (1988-1992) and went free-lance in 1992. He established the Tokujin Yoshioka design office in 2000. His works include shop design for Issey Miyake, space design for Nissan, BMW, Shiseido. He planned exhibitions for Issey Miyake, Hermes, Muji and Peugeot. His product design series known as ?tokyo-pop’, based on his previous ‘honey-pop design, has been introduced by Driade. Recent works include a street furniture piece at Roppongi Hills entitled ‘chair disappears in the rain’. he is the recipient of many international design awards.