a Chicago based design studio working in the fields of architecture, interiors, urban design, and custom furniture

The name Tumu, originates from Chinese: “tu” meaning earth and “mu” meaning wood – two primary building materials that human beings have been using to shape our environment since the beginning of time. Together, the two base words make the word “Tumu” which translates simply to “build”. The name reflects the company’s love for nature and core design beliefs: authenticity and simplicity.

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