muji award 03 muji award 03
nov 27, 2008

muji award 03

‘straw straw’ by yuki iida (japan) gold prize

muji award 03 exhibition

atelier muji, tokyo december 12, 2008 – january 11, 2009

the third annual muji awards took place this past summer. this year’s competition theme was ‘muji found’ and it received 1,986 entries from 35 countries. the winners will be exhibited soon in tokyo and later next year at the salone del mobile in milan. the judges for this year’s competition included designers naoto fukasawa and jasper morrison. the winning entry was a straw made from actual straw, mimicking the ancient practice of using straw to drink from. the silver prize went to a trash bag made from paper which stands up on its own, making a trash can unnecessary. other winners worth mentioning include the hanging nail hooks and the precise stapler that helps align your staples. ‘straw straw’ by yuki iida (japan) gold prize

‘trash pack for outdoors’ by ken & eri sugimoto (usa) silver prize

‘trash pack for outdoors’ by ken & eri sugimoto (usa) silver prize

‘a precise stapler’ by joonhyun kim (south korea) bronze prize

‘grandpa’s nail hook’ by masashi watanabe (japan) bronze prize

‘grandpa’s nail hook’ by masashi watanabe (japan) bronze prize

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