The Invisibles

A chair you can’t see, isn’t that minimalist? Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has created a collection of ‘invisible’ furniture pieces for Kartell, employing their pioneering polycarbonate technology.

Yoshioka explains: In the last few years I have been thinking about a design that would include natural phenomena and invisible elements such as senses, wind and light. The ‘Invisibles’, a special collection launched from Kartell, only leaves the sense as if seating in the air. The presence of the object is eradicated and it will create a scenery of a sitter floating in the air. It is as if the physical presence of the object has been uprooted and gives life to a ‘floating’ scenario. Even the installation itself gives visitors that extraordinary sensation of entering an unreal world.

The Invisibles collection encompasses tables, occasional tables, sofas, armchairs and benches which will be on show during Milan Design week 2010 at the Kartell flagstore.