At the upcoming Maison & Objet fair, the 2012 Creator of the Year award will be presented to Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka.

Yoshioka will be the first Japanese recipient of the award, which is presented every year to a creator who has made an invaluable impact on the design world. At Maison & Object, an exhibition entitled Crystalized Project will be shown in honour of Yoshioka. It will reflect the ‘relationship between power of nature and human beings,’ he says.

The exhibit will be formed of crystalized pieces placed randomly to represent the unexpectedness of nature. It will include a crystalized chair called Venus, plus crystal paintings created by the vibration of music.