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Joint / Toothpick Box


These toothpick boxes are added with wood joint structure inside. And use toothpicks as a part of the structure.
In China, the wood joint is a symbol of craftsmanship. But people usually can’t see the inner structure of it and it’s because craftsmen in China have a tradition to hide the complex structure of wood joint inside. So a lot of people have no idea about the beauty and ingeniousness inside a simple wood joint.
This design is a combination of wood joint structure and a commodity in everyone’s life, creating a chance for people to see and experience the complexity of a wood joint and the spirit of craftsmanship.


Tongji University

Tongji University
Shanghai, China