Muji, Japanese purveyor of no-frills housewares, is turning over a new leaf. The brand recently unveiled three “Muji Huts” at Tokyo’s Design Touch competition to give city-dwellers a space-saving escape in nature.
Each home was created by a different designer, but in keeping with the Muji aesthetic, all three embrace minimalism in both appearance and footprint. The lightweight materials and compact size mean Muji’s prefab cabins can easily be transported when you’re in need of a break from urban life.
The largest is the “Hut of Cork,” designed by Jasper Morrison. The more classic cabin look of the “Hut of Wood” comes from Naoto Fukasawa, designer of several iconic Muji products. The third and smallest is the loft-style “Hut of Aluminum” designed by Konstantin Grcic. Amenities are modest, but in typical Muji fashion everything is executed elegantly.
Muji plans to make the huts available in Japan next year, but so far no pricing details have been released.