hisakazu shimizu playfully renders fumi mailboxes for the japanese house
hisakazu shimizu playfully renders fumi mailboxes for the japanese house hisakazu shimizu playfully renders fumi mailboxes for the japanese house
jul 29, 2015

hisakazu shimizu playfully renders fumi mailboxes for the japanese house

hisakazu shimizu playfully renders fumi mailboxes for the japanese house
five models in the fumi series: (from left) kasumi, ki, matsu, kaze, uri
all images courtesy of S&O design




tokyo-based designer hisakazu shimizu of S&O design has recently designed ‘fumi’- a series of mailboxes fitted to houses in japan. the simple and playful collection draws on graphical renderings of typical japanese shapes which blend well with the living environment while making a identifiable statement. using a fanlight, a paper screen door as motifs, the mailboxes are appropriate for traditional to contemporary housing types. as for functionality, the rectangular box is equipped with a wide drop slot for packages and envelopes to be delivered while they can all be accessed from the front: ‘uri’, ‘kasumi’ and ‘matsu’ open by  pulling the door downwards, while ‘ki’ and ‘kaze’ slide horizontally, referencing a japanese screen door.

fanlight or a japanese screen door have been used as motifs

the mailboxes offer uncompromising functionality.

the series is designed to blend in with traditional to modern housing types

the boxes are screwed onto the wall

 the design is identifiable as a mailbox but also blends in with the entryway of the house

the kasumi can be opened from the front by the panel which pulling the door downwards

the ‘uri’ mailbox

the ‘matsu’

the ‘ki’ mailbox slides horizontally to retrieve mail


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