Rediscover Recreate Found MUJI Exhibition

MUJI was founded in 1980s, the years of goods were over-developed while materialism was prevailing. The nature and value of goods were drawn apart. MUJI looked into the social issues at the time, aimed to create products that are really necessary in everyday life in the shapes that are really necessary. MUJI looks into the real nature of goods that accommodate the needs of users. This is the philosophy of MUJl's product development since its birth.

Objects of daily life often appear to be gradually forgotten or ignored with the change of times and living cultures. These objects not only reflect life culture, but also represent the accumulation of previous life wisdom. Innovations of MUJI are a review of living by "Searching and Finding". Searching throughout the world for durable and long-lasting daily necessities, exploring the underlying values, MUJI refines found items to suit our changing lifestyles, cultures and customs, while retaining the essence of their creations, reproducing them as MUJI products. This project has been named officially as "Found MUJI", and it has continued to expand across the globe.

Back to our origins, into the future

Found MUJI not only looking back on the past; nor focusing only on the future. Seeking daily goods with a universal charm; while engaging in the journey of both makers and consumers to create goods that blend with modern life with MUJI’s vision of a “simple, pleasant life” always in mind.

“Rediscover Recreate Found MUJI Exhibition” shows you the path that the project has taken from 1980 to 2017. The daily necessities searched from different countries and places provide you the sense of underlying local living culture, reflecting the meaning of fulfilling life to rediscover new values and inspiration.

Rediscover Recreate Found MUJI Exhibits Examples

  • Tableware of the World

    It is believed that the making of ash glaze was started during Yin dynasty, and widely spread in Northern Song dynasty to other Asian regions, making the history of Asian ceramic development. The ash glaze made from plant ashes is isolated from oxygen in the kiln, and then turns into beautiful blue glaze after high temperature firing process.

    Potters in each region develop their unique ceramic technique with repeated trials to explore the characteristic of each type of clay. From these Asian ceramics, we can see the spirits the potters who take challenges to enhance their technique.

  • Textile of India

    India, being the origin of cotton, produces a variety of textiles such as hand weaving, block printing and embroidery which has been spreading worldwide from the country, and imposed a great impact on the industrial revolution in the United Kingdom. Each one of handmade textiles is unadorned yet delicate.

    The primitive way of textile making in India is no longer seen in any other places in the world. From the impressive Indian textiles, we can see the value of handicraft.

  • Sweden

    Swedes are relaxed at work and diligent in daily lives. During workdays, they shift between work and leisure to fully enjoy life in harmonious. In holidays, they make good use of time to finish the things that one doesn't have time to do on workdays. Industry and craftsmanship have been developed in Sweden over centuries, supported by its rich natural resources supply such as mine and forest. From the ways their industrial tools are made and used, we can get a glimpse of the Sweden's sensible and pragmatic approach of life.

    By a collection of enticing Swedish items, "Sweden" allow us to discover the hints towards an enjoyable life.

  • Plants and Healthy Living

    Having markable season change and abundance of water, Japan is a treasure trove of plants. Other than using plants for consumption or as raw materials for tools, people also follow the folk wisdom to make the best use of the plants for a healthier living.

    Embrace the bounty of plants as it is offered by nature, “Plants and Healthy Living” introduces teas, bath packs, essential oils made from plants grown naturally in Japan with minimum processing and rendered the forms of timeless wisdom.

Theme
Rediscover Recreate Found MUJI Exhibition
Date
14th October (Sat) - 12th November (Sun) 2017
Venue
MUJI Harbour City
Shop 407, 415-419, L4, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Opening Hours
Monday - Sunday 10:00 - 22:00