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November 5, 2015
Earlier this week at Tokyo's annual Design Touch event, the well-loved Japanese "no-brand" purveyor of furniture and home goods launched a new line of prefab micro-homes, called Muji Hut. Take a look inside the three debut models designed by Konstantin Grcic, Jasper Morrison, and Naoto Fukasawa.
Muji Hut prefab home designed by Konstantin Grcic, 2015.

With a footprint of just 106 square feet, this Muji Hut prefab unit by German designer Konstantin Grcic makes a case for tiny, vertical living. The exterior is made from aluminum and wood.

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Muji Hut by german designer Konstantin Grcic, interior view.

Inside, the spare, monastic wood interior includes a lofted space, suitable for a sleeping area. The open, tiny floor plan makes for a flexible, no-frills retreat.

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A semi-transparent, shoji-style sliding door allows filtered sunlight into the space, while also maintaining privacy.

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Muji Hut prefab unit by Jasper Morrison

The second Muji Hut, by British designer Jasper Morrison, who splits his time between his studios in Paris and Tokyo, features dark brown cork cladding, a timber porch, and gently sloped roof.

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Muji Hut by Jasper Morrison, interior view.

While still simple and modest, it includes a few more amenities than offered by Grcic's design, including a wood-burning stove, sliding glass doors, tatami-style flooring, and a row of clerestory windows.

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Muji Hut by Jasper Morrison, interior view of kitchen.

It also includes a small kitchenette equipped with a sink, wooden countertop, and a dining area/nook. The door to the left leads to a bathroom.

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Muji Hut by Naoto Fukasawa, made of wood and glass

The third hut, by Muji's head design consultant and revered product designer Naoto Fukasawa, is made primarily of timber. Ideal for an outdoor retreat, it features a pitched roof and an expansive wall of glass.

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Muji Hut by Naoto Fukasawa, made of wood and glass

As with Morrison's Muji Hut model, it includes a wood-burning stove and small kitchenette. As suggested by the cot and spare setup, it'd make for an ideal retreat from urban living.

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Muji Hut by Naoto Fukasawa, Japanese tub

The main draw of Fukasawa's hut: a bathroom featuring a large, Japanese-style tub with a view.

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Muji Hut prefab home designed by Konstantin Grcic, 2015.

With a footprint of just 106 square feet, this Muji Hut prefab unit by German designer Konstantin Grcic makes a case for tiny, vertical living. The exterior is made from aluminum and wood.

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