Toolbox of Tokyo anticipates the needs of urban apartment dwellers by offering a full compendium of household building blocks, from brass TP holders to wooden stair rails, all with a lean, stripped-back look—and no plastic in sight. The company grew out of a real estate firm and now has a website and Shibuya showroom geared to DIYers looking for an alternative to the “packaged and homogenous.”
We particularly like Toolbox’s professional kitchen, composed of stainless-steel freestanding units scaled for compact home settings and sold à la carte. All surfaces are easy to swab down—but open-storage-phobes should look elsewhere. “A kitchen is a tool,” says the company. “Cleanliness and toughness—with unnecessary functions removed—are attractive.”
See more from the company in our post À La Carte Kitchen Components, Tiny Apartment Edition.
Also take a look at:
- 10 Easy Pieces: All-in-One Kitchen Workstations
- Alpes-Inox’s Racecar-Style Kitchens in Stainless Steel
- An All-Stainless Kitchen in a Paris Loft
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