The German designer Konstantin Grcic invented a design hut of aluminum for the Japanese design company Muji. The project was featured at Design Touch 2015 - an event that was part of Design Week (Tokyo Design Week) in Tokyo this year.
Grcic created a living space which can be built on a large number of different terrains in Tokyo without the permission of the local authorities. The hut is small and only 3 x 3.3 x 4.5 meters. It has the same manufacturing system and the same construction details as a delivery truck.
The design cabin in Tokyo
"The cabin is only a space -" it is not necessarily made to live there " explains Konstantin Grcic. " There is not enough electricity or water. This is only a space to do something ... For example, if you are a visual artist you can use it as a workshop. "
The interior of the design cabin
The walls of the hut have an insulating foam core, which is sandwiched between a layer of aluminum on the outside and plywood on the inside. These two layers are very rigid. Thanks to their resistance, the cabin is suitable for a large number of different terrains. The project was finalized by Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa.
A transportable workshop
A light cabin, elegant and easy to carry
Konstantin Grcic was born in Munich in 1970. He trained in furniture manufacturing and then design training in England. After graduation, he joined Jasper Morrison's design studio. In 1991 he finally creates his own design structure industrial based in Munich. Grcic favors a functionalist approach to design. He defines his style of "Current, feasible and concrete" . One of his major works is the lamp May Day . It represents a simple and elegant lighting, while remaining functional. The lamp can be transported, installed or hung. This is also the idea of the cabin: it is light and elegant, an industrial style and original. Its size allows you to transport it and place it on different terrains in Japan without even having permission!
Konstantin Grcic sitting on the front of his work in Tokyo