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The evolution of MUJI House

Mujirushi ryohin (known as MUJI outside Japan) was founded in Tokyo in 1980, aspiring to offer, as described by their ...
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MUJI House announces the “Yo no Ie (Sun House)”

MUJI House announces the 陽の家  (Yō no Ie, Sun House) On 13th September, 2019, MUJI House announced the release of ...
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MUJI House “Yo no ie” model home

MUJI House "Yō no Ie (Sun House)" model home in Isumi-city, Chiba, Japan MUJI House released the “陽の家 (Yō no ...
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MUJI house nifty design ideas for small living

MUJI House: Nifty design ideas for "small living" MUJI has been selling houses in Japan with a floor area of ...
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MUJI Food and snacks: small meals extravaganza!

MUJI offers a surprisingly large selection of food/snack items in Japan. People love them because they are uniquely tasty and ...
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Consciously small: MUJI Toothbrush

Our mouths are small. Our teeth are small. Yet most toothbrushes are made big. You may say, “Mine is not ...
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Chapter 3-3: Small is engaging – MUJI toothbrush stand

Bonsai forms a bridge between humans and the vastness of nature using the power of smallness – the power to ...
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Chapter 3-5: MUJI House – Edit your own life style

In the previous post, we reviewed the Tai-an, a 3.6 square-meters rustic tea hut (chashitsu) designed by Sen no Rikyu ...
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Chapter 3-6: MUJI Hut

Image above: MUJI Hut  courtesy of Ryohin Keikaku MUJI’s consciousness of smallness has kept evolving, and came to embrace even ...
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Make our soup great again: MUJI aku-tori (scum buster)

Make our soup great again:  MUJI's aku-tori (scum buster) I am not a super enthusiastic cook and usually prefer quick ...
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MUJI capped gel-ink ballpoint pen

"Simple design" for stationery supplies can get tricky, because simplification - or rather streamlining - is often applied to the ...
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MUJI solar cooking scale – inspiring everyday product

We subconsciously categorize products we purchase into two groups: cool or nice-looking products we want to display and show off, ...
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MUJI Passive house

We use energy in the home to keep the indoor temperature comfortable: not too hot, not too cold, even if ...
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The evolution of MUJI House

The Evolution of MUJI House Mujirushi ryohin (known as MUJI outside Japan) was founded in Tokyo in 1980, aspiring to ...
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MUJI “Wood House” model home in Kanagawa, Japan

The “Tiny house” is going mainstream.  That was one of the main themes at Dwell on Design 2017, held in ...
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MUJI Hut: tiny house dissolving into the environment

In the previous article, I identified “small,” “agile,” ”mobile,” and ”temporary” as key aesthetics in next generation architecture.  It is ...
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MUJI Oak Bench: Minimalist, agile and versatile

Our daily life is supported by many single-purpose products.  The bed is for sleeping, the table is for eating or ...
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Kenya Hara and the aesthetics of “emptiness”

Japanese design is often associated with the simple and minimal. Top left: The Butterfly Stool by Sori Yanagi, Top Right: ...
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MUJI x UR: MUJI beautifully fixes-up old-fashioned urban apartments

It’s been about one hundred years since the world has entered the era of aggressive industrialization. Whereas it has achieved ...
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Discover the magic of smallness: MUJI’s toothbrush stand

There is something arresting about MUJI’s porcelain toothbrush stand.  Even though, or exactly because it’s so small, you are drawn ...
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Haramaki, Heattech or MUJI?: waste heat recovery of the people, for the people

Waste heat recovery is one of the measures you can take to improve energy efficiency. For example, a large kiln ...
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Re-discovering human-size comfort: MUJI’s Good Fit Right Angle Socks

We love efficiency because it achieves “more for less.”  And modern technology has made the manufacturing process amazingly efficient. We ...
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How much is sufficient? “80% Full Product” by MUJI

Zero> Zero architecture and design> Zero design> MUJI After devastating 3.11.2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsumami that washed away modern architecture, ...
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Aesthetics of “emptiness”: Kenya Hara, designer of Zero

Photo by Yoshiaki Tsutsui Kenya Hara is a Japanese graphic designer who has been playing a pivotal role shaping MUJI's ...
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Anonymous is beautiful: “The Profiles of Design” by Naoto Fukasawa

Naoto Fukasawa is a highly acclaimed Japanese industrial designer who designed many iconic products, including household items for MUJI.  A ...
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