Yoshiyuki, both the hands and the brain behind Manonik, comes from the countryside of Japan where tradition and innovation coexisted in symbiosis. He has a degree in economic sociology from the University of Michigan, a critical study on our economic activities and systems. After a decade of working in advertising as a graphic designer and art director, he embarks on a journey as Manonik to propose an alternative mode of crafting artifacts that transcend the traditional idea of “commodities.” He has been selected to participate in internationally recognized residences at the Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) and the Textile Arts Center. He believes that even an aggression of objects as simple as garments can lead a social and perspective change to bring back humanism in our society. He currently works and resides in Brooklyn, NY.