Toolbox

Trusco

Established 1959

Founded in 1959 as Nakayama Kiko Shokai, Trusco is a wholesaler of machine tools for building sites. Trusco carries hundreds of thousands of products, but their most iconic product is by far the blue enamel toolbox.

Designed by Keiyu Hisashi in 1947, the Trusco toolbox is a real classic, almost the platonic image of a toolbox. It does what a toolbox is meant to do — hold tools without any fuss. Meanwhile, the blue finish ensures that the object itself stand out, making it an elusive item, something only seen by tasteful travelers in Japan.

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