Venus – Natural Crystal Chair

October 10th, 2008

I am quite a fan of rapid prototyping projects, but I’m not sure if this one qualifies. Venus is the latest project by Tokujin Yoshioka, a Japanese designer. It is a ‘Natural Crystal Chair’, the production process is so different than any other chair out there. A substrate made of polyester elastomer forms the skeleton and is submerged in a tank, here grow the crystals on that substrate.
Amazing stuff!

Venus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

Venus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

Venus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

Venus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

Venus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin YoshiokaVenus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

Venus - Natural Crystal Chair by Tokujin Yoshioka

17 Responses to “Venus – Natural Crystal Chair”

  1. venus - natūralių kristalų kėdė - iheartit Says:

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  2. Dino Says:

    I really like your blog, I went back several pages just because I couldn’t get enough. Nuff said, im adding you to my favorites ;D

  3. today and tomorrow - pieter Says:

    Thanks for the compliment Dino!

  4. JoblessPunk Says:

    Can you really sit on it?

  5. Terrie Says:

    It looks cool but does not look very comfortable.

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  8. Second Nature – today and tomorrow Says:

    […] Second Nature, from the depths of a sea of memories”. One of the objects on display is Venus, a natural crystal chair by Tokujin himself, which I just showed you a few days ago. For those of […]

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  11. Tokujin Yoshioka “Second Nature” « s u p e r b l o g Says:

    […] just opened at 21_21 Design Sight in Tokyo. One of the highlights of this exhibition is the Venus – Natural Crystal Chair that comes into being as crystals form structures on a block of polyester fiber. A special mineral […]

  12. chemist Says:

    what chemical (the mineral) is used?

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  15. some random internet guy Says:

    Looks like the crystal substance is alum (aluminum potassium sulfate) , which makes transparent octahedral crystals, is inexpensive and alum crystals are the type usually sutggested in children’s science fair cookbooks for making large crystals in saturated solutions using only water and alum. For large red crystals of the same shape use “chrome alum”.

  16. Bowman Says:

    It looks neat. I prefer stuff that’s functional as well as beautiful, but to each his own.

  17. Tokujin Yoshioka Unveils Chairs Made of Foil « Eco Magnificent Says:

    […] subtle explorations of material and form–including a chair made of paper-like cloth; another made of living crystal; and still another, inspired by bread, made of plastic fibers baked in a […]

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