Rainbow Church by Tokuyin Yoshioka

Here at Minimalissimo, we are fascinated with Japanese designer Tokuyin Yoshioka’s simplicity and poetry. He lets white or transparent materials appear as airy forms closely resembling coincidences.

“In my opinion art is more about grabbing someone’s heart than design,” he claims. As if emotions could be designed, the rainbow church installation encourages transparent thinking.

An 80 foot wall of crystal prisms that captures a moment of sunlight and sparkles. Tokuyin Yoshioka’s experimentation with transparency, using crystal prisms reminds me of an imaginary world – almost invisible.

Growing up, I always thought that invisible = way cool. I mean appreciation for nearly unnoticeable spaces. We are obsessed observers. Maximalists or minimalists? But it’s ultimately not about the label, is it?