MUJI is known for offering highly functional and durable products for reasonable prices. They offer a variety of inner wear that are perfect to put on under your sweater or shirt to keep your body warm without compromising your passion for fashion.
Simple or minimalist design is often linked with Japanese Zen-influenced design, but how are they different? Conceptually, simple design must be an attempt to re-adjust the relationship between functionalities and additional design elements. More design frills make products fancier and luxurious to lure consumers, but too many of them can become noise.
MUJI entered the home building business in 2004 (only in Japan) with the model 木の家 (Ki no Ie, Wood House) to provide a simple, universal, compact yet highly editable platform that is meant to last for decades. It added its forth product 陽の家 (Yō no Ie, Sun House) in 2019, marking its 15th year. Find more about MUJI house.
Japanese graphic designer Kenya Hara is known for his “emptiness” design philosophy as you can see in MUJI products. He says we shouldn’t own too much because it will ruin the beauty of our living environment. Find his take on decluttering to live a truly rich live.
MUJI started in the house supply business in 2004 and announced its 4th product in 2019. Their slow but steady evolution keenly reflects the shift in people’s perception on what happiness is all about. Find MUJI’s compact, simple and flexible way of life in which you can design your own happiness.
In September, 2019, MUJI House announced the release of Yo no ie (Sun House), its fourth creation since they debuted the ambitiously simple “Wood House” in 2004. It’s MUJI’s first single-story house with lots of hidden details that connect people directly yet neatly with the the surrounding environment.
We visited the model home of the “Yo no ie” in Chiba, Japan. Yo no Ie is MUJI House’s latest product and first single story house, focsed to open toward the outside environment.
MUJI sells houses in Japan that come around 1,000 sq ft. As it advocates “compact life,” MUJI House is full of nifty design ideas for small living, from room design to storage. Find some inspiring ideas.
MUJI offers a large selection of food/snacks in Japan, which are like the minimalistic version of Trader Joe’s. Packaged small to upgrade unfairly undervalued “eat alone” experiences, their rich flavors/aroma will lighten your busy day, “Umami” therapy – instead of aroma therapy – anyone?
MUJI’s toothbrushes, most likely designed by Naoto Fukasawa, are small. When you use it, you would feel like you are brushing your teeth one by one, because the head is about the same size as one tooth. You would be brushing one teeth, then the space between the next teeth, and then the next tooth, and the gumline..