Seattle, WA: Marquand Editions, 2018. Limited Edition. Hybrid Bento-box. Foreword by Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Curatorial Director at Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum. Texts by Alfred Birnbaum, writer and translator based in Tokyo, and Reiko Sudo.
Reiko Sudo is one of the great textile designers working today. Her talent is admired internationally, and her innovative designs are part of permanent collections around the world. Over 140 distinct textiles are represented in this bento box-style book/object: three scarves, a notebook of cloth samples, and collages assembled by Sudo. Tools and raw materials used in her practice are featured in the bottom tray.
The Nuno Box is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of art, Los Angeles Museum of Art, Cooper Hewitt, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Asian Art Museum, UCLA Libraries, Textile Museum, Library of Congress, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, and Tokyo Zokei University, as well as many private collections. Fine. Bright and unmarred. Cloth and wooden nestled boxes. Published in an edition of 50 copies, all signed and numbered, plus five lettered hors commerce copies. Designed by Ed Marquand and Reiko Sudo. Item #9859