Muji Unveils A Trio Of Tiny Prefab Houses
For Tokyo Design Week, Japanese mega retailer Muji invited celebrated designers Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, and Naoto Fukasawa to envision cozy escapes from the city hustle.
Holding true to Muji’s philosophy of “just enough” design, the three huts are modest, outfitted with the basics, and executed elegantly. Moreover, the prefabricated designs strive to remove complexity from the building process—the minimum space needed for a rich experience. A place for reading, enjoying conversations, taking time, and soaking up nature.
Morrison’s cork-clad structure features zones for cooking, eating, sleeping, and washing up—ideal for a short trip to the countryside. He comments that while the dream of a remote weekend retreat is typically mired in the frustrations of building a house from the ground up, buying a prefab like you would a product can streamline the process.