Tokujin Yoshioka is presenting his “Rainbow Chair (2007)” at the Genius Loci – Spirit of Place exhibition being held at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition of la Biennale di Venezia. The exhibition includes models, sculptures, drawings and projects by 20 international artists including Ai Weiwei, Daniel Buren, Anish Kapoor, Richard Long, Lee Ufan, and Tokujin Yoshioka.
“Tokujin Yoshioka’s Rainbow Chair (2007) is made of the special glass, which is molded in platinum, and a solid acrylic. This chair was designed as a symbol of Tokujin’s architectural project Rainbow church which he came up with by being astonished by the Rosaire Chapel by Henri Matisse.
As one of the important elements in the architecture project Rainbow Church, the stained glass composed of 500 crystal prisms converts natural rays into rainbow color so that ‘miraculous light’ appears in the space. Rainbow Chair emits an aura of rainbow light in the historical space at Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti.” tokujin.com