Muji's 'Tatazumai' Collection Highlights the Work of Japanese Artisans

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jun 24, 2016
References: muji.us & wired
The minimalist Japanese retailer Muji is highlighting the work of six artisans with a new collection called 'Tatazumai.' While the brand is known for selling machine-made household objects, it is forgoing its regular merchandise in favor of handmade homeware for a special three day-long event.

The event will take place at Muji's New York City flagship between June 23rd and June 26th. For these three days, the store will sell pieces from its exclusive Tatazumai collection. The collection includes everything from textiles to ceramics and each piece is handmade by one of six Japanese artisans. The artists will also be on-site during the event to explain their work to shoppers.

While Muji is known for introducing the world to Japan's minimalist design sensibility, the brand's latest event helps to shift the spotlight onto the creative work of Japanese artisans.