Muji Hut: Designers team up with minimalist retailer for three small but mighty prefab homes

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Hut of Wood. Courtesy Muji Hut Facebook

Hut of Wood. Courtesy Muji Hut Facebook

Japanese retailer MUJI teamed up with well-known designers Naoto Fukasawa, Jasper Morrison, and Konstantin Grcic to create Muji Hut, a collection of three prefab homes. The minimalistic-inspired homes made their debut during Tokyo Design Week, which took place October 24 to November 3.

Hut of Cork. Courtesy Muji Hut Facebook

Hut of Cork. Courtesy Muji Hut Facebook

Muji Hut consists of three cozy, lightweight, and innovative huts: Jasper Morrison’s Hut of Cork, Konstantin Grcic’s Hut of Aluminum, and Naoto Fukasawa’s Hut of Wood. All three huts include a combination of both traditional Japanese elements and modern design aspects.

Hut of Cork. Courtesy Muji Hut Facebook

Hut of Cork. Courtesy Muji Hut Facebook

Hut of Cork has designated areas for cooking, eating, resting, and bathing. The hut embraces the great outdoors by including just a shower for bathing, hinting that residents make use of the communal bathhouse or hot spring located nearby. The hut’s exterior is clad of sound-absorbing cork panels, and the interior consists of an array of tatami mats.

Hut of Aluminum. Courtesy Muji Hut Facebook

Hut of Aluminum. Courtesy Muji Hut Facebook

Hut of Aluminum is comprised of an all-wood interior, which is accessible by sliding shoji-style doors. The hut features retractable aluminum awnings as well as a loft that houses a small sleeping area.

Hut of Aluminum. Courtesy Muji Hut Facebook

Hut of Aluminum. Courtesy Muji Hut Facebook

Hut of Wood resembles a traditional log cabin and includes timber wood, a pitched roof, a dining table and chairs, a kitchenette, scenic views, natural light, and floor-to-ceiling glazed sliding doors. The hut is also outfitted with a traditional Japanese bath, cot, and wood-burning stove.

MUJI has yet to announce if the collection will be brought to market.

Hut of Wood. Courtesy Muji Hut Facebook

Hut of Wood. Courtesy Muji Hut Facebook

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