Sumi (M)





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The redesign of the traditional Japanese lunch box.

Designed by NOSIGNER

SUMI is a product inspired by “Yusan-bako”, the traditional lunch/sweet box from the Tokushima prefecture in the western part of Japan. It could also be used to store accessories and jewelry.
The concept of Yusan-bako is a wooden box composed of 3 drawers and a handle, used by children during festivals in March and May, to transport their lunch to the sea or the mountains.
While the traditional Yusan-bako required using both hands to open, the unique design of SUMI allows you to open each box with only one hand.
With SUMI, Japanese tradition and modern design became one.


Materials of Sumi

Traditional techniques
from the ship-carpenters of Awa

Awa Tokushima, Japan

The tradition of the ship-carpenters from Tokushima, at the time called Awa, started more than 400 years ago.
After the Meiji era, craftsmen in Tokushima inherited the ship-carpenters' precise technique to build furniture (e.g. vanity tables) and became the finest producers of wood products in Japan.
Designers managed to create innovative products, using the traditional technique from Awa.
This tradition is therefore now available in your daily life.


  • Material:
    • Natural wood with veneer finish (inside)
    • Natural wood with polyurethane coating (outside)
  • size: W150 × D150 × H150 mm
  • Tamo Tree
    • SKU: MS-SUMI001TM
    • UPC Code : 816400014680
    • EAN/JAN : 4571380486730
  • Japanese Quince
    • SKU: MS-SUMI001KA
    • UPC Code : 816400014697
    • EAN/JAN : 4571380486747
  • Walnut
    • SKU: MS-SUMI001WA
    • UPC Code : 816400014703
    • EAN/JAN : 4571380486754


This product is made of natural wood veneer.
Please, follow the instruction below.

  • Please do not put food into the product directly. Although this product has been produced in consideration of hygiene and safety situation, the product cannot be washed when it gets dirty.
    If the product is used for food packaging, please use plastic wrap or aluminum foil for food to prevent the product doesn’t touch food directly.
    Also, please do not put hot food or food that contains lots of moisture.
  • This product may be damaged by strong impact, dropping or strong force. It may also be damaged by stuffing objects exceeding its capacity.
  • This product may have sharp edges. Be careful when handling it.
  • Due to the characteristic of natural material, appearance of grains or color may different product by product, even with same species of wood.
  • Due to the characteristic of natural wood, white powdery substance may appear on the surface. Wipe them out with dry clean clothe.
  • Due to a characteristic of product material, expansion and contraction may be observed, by distinctive seasonal changes.
  • For your storage or usage, avoid exposure to direct sunlight for extended periods of time.
  • Do not use this product near high temperature. Deformation or fractures may be occurred.
  • Do not wet this product or leave it wet long period of time. Deformation, fractures or mold may be occurred.
  • Wipe off immediately with dry, soft, clean cloth when liquid is delivered over the product. Stain will remain.
  • When the product is damaged, stop using it immediately.
  • Use the product at out of the reach of small children.