Muji taps a trio of designers to create small prefab 'huts'
Introduced at Tokyo Design Week, the cabins each use a distinctive material for most of their construction. They also have a small footprint, and are easy to construct and transport. Morrison's cabin is clad in cork panels, and it utilizes a sliding glass door and letterbox-shaped windows. A large main room contains a fireplace and stove, with two separate sections for a kitchen and bathroom.
Grcic went even further in minimizing his cabin's footprint. His aluminium-walled, double-decker hut is small enough that it doesn't need a building permit to be installed. An exercise in (perhaps too much) minimalism, the hut lacks a bathroom and a kitchen, and also foregoes all furniture, lending an empty canvas to future owners.
Perhaps the most house-like of the trio, Fukasawa's cabin is a rather traditional looking abode, clad in blackened wood from the outside. It contains a cast-iron stove, trestle bed, a small kitchen area and an enclosed wood-panelled section containing a large square bath. There's also a blind to protect the habitant's privacy.
Muji Huts will be available for purchase starting in 2017. prefab , muji , konstantin grcic , naoto fukasawa , jasper morrison , cabin
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