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Wooden building blocks by Kengo Kuma

by Sophie Cullen on Feb 16, 2016 in Products
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Image by Ikunori Yamamoto

Image by Ikunori Yamamoto

World-renowned architecture firm Kengo Kuma & Associates has designed a range of wooden building blocks

The simple triangle-shaped blocks were created in collaboration with forest conservation organisation more trees and are called TSUMIKI, meaning “wooden blocks” in Japanese. The pieces can be combined in a variety of formations, so there is no limit to your creativity.¬†Available in sets of 7, 13 or 22 pieces, the blocks are easy to use for both children and adults.

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Image by Ikunori Yamamoto

Every piece of TSUMIKI is crafted from Japanese cedar and is manufactured using FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)-certified wood, and consists of a v-shaped form that allows for stackability. The unique shape also allows the pieces to stand up unaided, either on their end or laid on their side.

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Image by Ikunori Yamamoto

Blocks of a larger scale were created especially for the Tokyo Midtown DESIGN TOUCH exhibition where a pavilion was created by the firm out of TSUMIKI.

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