Toshiyuki Yoshino was born in Yokohama in 1959. He graduated from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts winning the Ataka Prize in metal-casting. In 1989 he received the German government scholarship at the Berlin Academy of Fine Arts Academy of Design Shubebisshu-Mundt. In 1993 He moved to Milan, Italy, and in 1994 opened Studio Yoshino "I’ve always had a deep interest in contemporary art between the 60s and the 70s. It was the Materialism of those years that inspired me for the Mirage table. In particular, I studied Richard Serra’s work, an American artist of that period that used to work a lot with iron. So, I worked on the typical structures of iron bridges, mixing different styles such as the Bauhaus School’s."