Muji has started selling houses (Muji no Ie). The houses, which retail from 13 million yen and up depending on size, are designed by Kazuhiko Namba, famous for his “house of boxes”. Those curious to see the houses can go to Muji’s Yurakucho store, which carries all 7,500 of Muji’s products, including the “no-brand” houses. Muji is interested in sustainability.
“Our houses are made of wood and designed to last 100 years,” Mr. Satoshi Yasui, head of design planning at Muji, said. So far Muji has received orders for 200 of the houses, according to Ms. Maki Kobayashi, architect in charge of Muji no Ie. (Daniel Rosenblum)