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Published: Monday, March 26, 2007

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The humble straw is bound together to achieve dramatic effects in this highly creative installation by designer Tokujin Yoshioka

By: Tokujin Yoshioka Design

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View of the cloud installation.

Project Details

  • Project Name: Remembrance
  • Project Type: Installation Design
  • Principal Designer: Tokujin Yoshioka
  • Material: 550,000 Transparent Straws

Architecture-Page | Remembrance by Tokujin Yoshioka
The installation attempts to recreate formless and fluid entities such as the air and clouds.

The Project

The cloud installation is an attempt by designer Tokujin Yoshioka to express the idea of formlessness and fluid "air" and "clouds" vis-a-vis the human function of "remembrance".

Architecture-Page | Remembrance by Tokujin Yoshioka
The installation uses transparent straws to create the desired effects.

The process of "remembering" is identified with memory of an infinite number of separate elements. The installation involved the use of 550,000 transparent straws which were densely accumulated. Both ends of these 60 centimeter long straws were pressed to shape them into clouds. The transparent elements overlapped one another creating a distinct 'whiteness', similar to the 'airy sense' of memory captured visually in the mind.


  • Text: Courtesy of the designer
  • Photographs: Courtesy of the designer
  • Compiled and edited by Varun Ajani

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