ITEM No.: T-771


Tubs are created by the stave crafter who makes the material (the wooden boards called staves) and a cooper who uses the staves to complete the tub or barrel. The stave crafter discerns the wood’s individuality, scrapes it by hand to bring out the life in its expression, and hands the staves to the cooper who performs the next process. The tub is constructed by combin- ing the staves to form the sidewalls, then circling these with hoops.

We wondered whether we, a Japanese furniture maker, could reinterpret tubs to create furniture that melds with daily life. In terms of design, we created the iconic tub form by fitting the upper and lower parts with the mitre joints to create a seamless look. Mitering the beveled staves and perfectly fit- ting the upper and lower parts is a process that requires extremely high precision and mastery. As a tub is not the per- fect circles it appears to be at a glance, after fitting the lid, we plane each one by hand to carefully adjust the fit portions. Through repeated trial production of the fastening process, we completed a product that has a sense of oneness.

Creating furniture using cedar, a coniferous tree that covers much of the land of Japan, has provided us with a new per- spective. The warm texture and the lightness of cedar create a pleasant interval in a space.


Wood: Yoshino Cedar
Finish: Soap
Shape: 01
Width: 380 mm
Depth: 380 mm
Height: 500 mm
Shape: 02
Width: 410 mm
Depth: 410 mm
Height: 430 mm
Shape: 03
Width: 450 mm
Depth: 450 mm
Height: 370 mm
Shape: 04
Width: 600 mm
Depth: 600 mm
Height: 350 mm

Note 1: The colors of materials may vary slightly depending on your device's screen.
Note 2: Please check here the list of the countries that we are not selling at this moment on this e-commerce site.


Please use the link below for variations of materials and care


If you want any different material than specified on this product page, please contact us.

The tax amount, VAT rate, and duty rate vary from 5% to 20%, depending on the country. 

Payment of duties

Import VAT, and other taxes associated with the importation of the purchased product will be communicated to you by the courier at customs clearance via email or on your registered telephone number. Depending on where you live, you may have to pay at the time of delivery to your address.


Estimated delivery time

All products are order-made and carefully processed, assembled, and finished by our craftsmen in Japan.

Production time for Time & Style products will take up to 7 weeks.
Production time for the Peter Zumthor collection takes three months.

For large quantities we will contact you.

For any further information, please contact us.

You may also like

Recently viewed