Born in Japan and the winner of a large number of awards, Yoshioka has pieces on display at the MoMA and the Cooper Hewitt in New York, the Victoria & Albert in London and the Vitra Design Museum. He trained along with Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake, opened his own studio in 2000, and has worked with Japanese and international companies such as Hermès, Toyota, BMW and Swarovski designing showrooms and installations. As a result of the success of his Honey-pop paper chair in 2001, he began establishing increasingly close links with the world of interior design - developing projects for Driade, Moroso and Kartell, amongst others. The signature feature of his creations is their poetic, light, dreamlike quality; his products, interiors and installations are the result of painstaking, complex research carried out on simple materials, combined with experimental technology. The awards he has received include Design Miami, Designer of the Year 2007, the Wallpaper Design Awards 2008 and ELLE DECO International Design Award, Designer of the Year 2009.