Muji, the simplicity-loving Japanese housewares company has redesigned their global flagship store in Tokyo, inspired by the core necessities of survival: food, shelter, clothing…and did we mention food? “Among the basic lifestyle needs… ‘food’ is the most fundamental and indispensable aspect,” reads the store’s opening announcement.
Thus, the remarkable move to include a grocery store. This is the first Muji store in the world to contain a fruit and vegetable market. All the produce is grown with little-to-no fertilizers and pesticides, and sourced directly from growers who will be able to include notes to customers near their items.
The store is also stocked with a curated selection of 300 additional grocery items like spices and snacks, not to mention the second floor cafe which serves bread and soup made from the same produce carried downstairs.
The beautiful and simple Muji Hut tiny house is also on display in the store, with interior designers on hand to answer questions. The store’s black timber-clad shelter appears to be outfitted as a music room and retreat more than a full on tiny house.