Toshiaki Yoshimura – Beko-chan




Artist: Toshiaki Yoshimura
Title: Beko-chan
Date: 2012
Technique: sculptured vase made of glazed clay and aluminium / vaso scultura in argilla smaltata e alluminio
Dimensions: h 38 x 29 x 20 cm


Toshiaki Yoshimura, the winner of the 2014 Mino Grand Prize in the Design section, pays special attention to the texture of his works. The surfaces are reminiscent of worn and rusted metal: qualities that generate in him a feeling of tranquillity resulting from isolation. Yoshimura seems to have a strong affinity with the complex Japanese aesthetics closely associated with ‘wabi-sabi’, the core of his creative energy.


Photo credits:

Project Vincent Van Duysen
Cover story out on Elle Decor Italia
Production and text by Francesca Benedetto
Photography by Mark Seelen
With the contribution of Gaia Marchesi and Giordano Sarno
Special thanks to Livia Geraldo, Editor in chief of Elle Decor Italia