Born in Saga, Japan in 1967, Tokujin Yoshioka worked under Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake and established his own studio, TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA INC. in 2000. His experimental and innovative creations along with nature and the senses, which transcend the boundaries of art, design, and architecture, are highly evaluated in the world. He received numbers of international design awards such as “Mainichi Design Award 2001”, “Cultural Affairs Section of Government of Japan, Encourage Prize 2006”, “Design Miami Designer of the Year 2007”, “Elle Deco International Design Awards Designer of the Year 2009”, “TOKYO Design & Art ENVIRONMENTAL AWARDS Artist of the Year 2010. Some of his most important works are exhibited as a part of permanent collections in the world’s well-known museums such as Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, Centre National d’Art et de Culture Georges Pompidou in Paris, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum and Vitra Design Museum. Some pieces of “Water Block” are permanently exhibited with masterpieces of Monet, Cézanne and Renoir in the Impressionist Gallery at Musée d’Orsay, Paris.