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TOKYO 2020 Olympic Torch

Design | March 30, 2019 |

The TOKYO 2020 Olympic Torch - Tokujin YoshiokaImage courtesy of Tokujin Yoshioka

The TOKYO 2020 Olympic Torch
by Tokujin Yoshioka

Active in the fields of design, architecture and contemporary art, Tokujin Yoshioka is highly acclaimed globally with works themed in the nature, which also reflect the Japanese idea of beauty. By giving figure to various human senses, using immaterialistic elements such as light, creates expressions that are unique and surpassing the concept of shapeTokujin Yoshioka has designed for Issey Miyake and other global companies such as Cartier, Swarovski, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Toyota, and Lexus, and has been announcing new works at Salone del Mobile Milano (world’s largest international furniture exhibition) in collaboration with Italian furniture brands, including Kartell, Moroso, Glas Italia and Driade.

               The TOKYO 2020 Olympic Torch - Tokujin YoshiokaImage courtesy of Tokujin Yoshioka

His last design project is the TOKYO 2020 Olympic Torch in the wishes for peace and healing of hearts in the disaster-hit area. The cherry blossom emblems he drew with children in the recovering area inspired him. Those cherry blossoms were all vibrant, as if they symbolize the spirit of the people trying to overcome and restart from the disaster. He aimed to convey this power to the world through his design. What Tokujin Yoshioka designed is not merely the form of the TOKYO 2020 Olympic Torch, but the form of Olympic flame itself. The five flames surrounded by the petals become one Olympic flame to give hope to all the people in the world to live in peace. In 2020, the Olympic flame will traverse throughout Japan like cherry blossoms blooming, and lights our way to hope.

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The TOKYO 2020 Olympic Torch - Tokujin YoshiokaImage courtesy of Tokujin Yoshioka

 The TOKYO 2020 Olympic Torch - Tokujin YoshiokaImage courtesy of Tokujin Yoshioka

 The TOKYO 2020 Olympic Torch - Tokujin YoshiokaImage courtesy of Tokujin Yoshioka

The TOKYO 2020 Olympic Torch - Tokujin YoshiokaImage courtesy of Tokujin Yoshioka   

The TOKYO 2020 Olympic Torch - Tokujin YoshiokaImage courtesy of Tokujin Yoshioka                                                                                                                                                                    

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