Juan BuisDigital Culture Reporter
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Japanese brand Muji is known for it’s beautifully designed and relatively inexpensive products. And now it’s making a designer’s dream come true.
A while back the company set out on a mission to create a house built around the company’s philosophy, using open spaces and natural materials for the blueprint of its ‘Window House’. After finishing one in 2008, it re-iterated on the original ideas and improved on the previous version.
It recently completed a new and fully functional prototype located in Kamakura — a quaint beach town not far from Tokyo. It looks astonishing.
The house is completely furnished and has Muji products everywhere you would expect them. There’s also a small garden and a parking available.
Excited? You’ll be happy to hear that Muji launched a competition where one lucky winner can bring their family or roommates to test the prototype for two years, without having to pay rent. In return, the inhabitants will have to tell the designers what they think about living in the house.
If you’re looking to enter the competition, first download the Muji Passport app and then fill out this short application form and then you’ll be asked to share it on social media. If all goes well, you’ll be moving in March 2017.
Be aware that even though you don’t have to be Japanese to participate, all communication will be in Japanese — so either brush up your skills or hire a good interpreter.
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