With a spiritual inspiration, and made by hand using time-honoured methods of 18th century colonial American Shaker communities, the deep rooted form meets function philosophy of these Oval Boxes results in an essential object for everyday positive living.
The Shakers originally used the oval boxes to store sewing supplies & dried goods. Nowadays, the beautiful curved shape offers an ideal vessel for display in home or office, allowing you to store treasured essential items in plain sight.
Japanese craftsman & designer Masashi Ifuji specializes in creating simple but functional wooden objects, utilizing traditional techniques and minimal forms. Based out of Matsumoto, Nagano, Ifuji is best known for his clean and precise design approach allowing users to appreciate the moments of stillness found in daily life; offering a small piece of calm retreat amid our busy day to day.
The exterior is finished in a flaxseed oil-based coating, while the interior remains unfinished in order to take advantage of the natural humidity control of the wood. For this reason, wet or moist items should not be stored in these boxes, as dirt or stains may remain.
Please avoid using in direct sunlight or places where there is a extreme temperature difference. Wipe with a dry cloth to clean and maintain its shine.
*Because it uses natural materials, each grain shows a different look. In some cases, the grain may express a strong individuality.
No.0: W 9cm x D 5.2cm x H 3.3cm
No.1: W 12.3cm x D 7.4cm x H 4.5cm
No.2: W 15.5cm x D 10cm x H 5.5cm
No.3: W 18.5cm x D 12.2cm x H 7cm
No.4: W 22cm x D 15cm x H 8.4cm
No.5: W 25.5cm x D 17.5cm x H 10cm
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Craftsman and designer Masashi Ifuji specialises in creating simple but functional wooden objects, utilising traditional techniques and minimal forms.
Based out of Matsumoto, Nagano, Ifuji is best known for his classic oval boxes, made by hand in the same time-honoured method used by the Shaker communities of 18th century colonial America. The simplicity of form and concise design has earned Ifuji high praise and his works have been exhibited in spaces across Japan.
His clean and precise designs allow the user to appreciate the moments of stillness found in daily life; offering a small piece of calm retreat amid our busy existences.
Form and function seamlessly cohabitate, allowing for Ifuji products to become essential objects for everyday living.