Ifuji Hand-Carved Maple Wood Small Box



Masashi Ifuji works from his studio in Matsumoto, Japan, creating objects with a form-meets-function philosophy. For this small maple wood box, he utilises the templates and techniques used by 18th-century American Shaker communities. The style was once used for storing sewing supplies and dried goods, but thanks to its beautifully curved shape, it can be used for anything and everything – display purposes included. Ifuji finishes each piece with an exterior coating (beeswax or flaxseed oil-based) while the interior remains unfinished to take advantage of the natural humidity control of the wood.

Product number: 2207906018

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Meet the Maker:


Masashi Ifuji designs and makes elegant tableware in Nagano, Japan, placing emphasis on form and function. Traditional Japanese techniques such as sawmilling and plant-dyeing are used to create dining pieces, while natural materials including glass-based paint, vegetable oil, and even old objects, are essential to create functional shapes and an earthy appearance. Look out for the Italian maple-dyed trays.