Element is a strong and poetic collection that includes a chair, tables, low tables and consoles, designed by the visionary and delicate Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka for Desalto.

Base Material
Steel
Depth
38cm
Finish
A92 Metal Bronze
Height
95cm
Thickness
30 mm
Top Material
MDF
Width
150cm
Year of Design
2013

The heart of the Element project is all in that one central support, a metal parallelepiped that resembles in form the minerals and quartzites that are in the nature, sober, between the base and the plan almost to challenge the laws of gravity.

Disassembling table with steel structure.
The raw iron finish is achieved via a double coat lacquering, followed by a further hand-made sanding treatment.
STONE finishes are obtained by manual application of paste.
METAL finishes are obtained by manual application of micronized metal powder mixed with resin.


Tokujin Yoshioka

Born in 1967. He worked under Shiro Kuramata and Issey Miyake, and established his own studio, TOKUJIN YOSHIOKA INC. in 2000. His experimental and innovative creations along with the 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.


Desalto has always been an integral part of the Brianza area manufacturing tradition, stretching from the 1950s to the present day. Brianza is a special region where the masters of Italian design found a fertile environment and resolute, enthusiastic business people. Desalto founders, the Orsenigo family, are among the entrepreneurs who helped to spread, worldwide, the concept of a product based on a constant technical and technological research, aesthetically sophisticated and designed to be functional.