Inventive or clever?

camelia washing liquid, by MUJI award 03

camelia washing liquid, by MUJI award 03

Have you seen the results of the third MUJI competition?

I think my favourite is the “cameila washing-up liquid”  by Huang Yi Tang. This clever taiwanese has remembered what was used in past for washing the dishes – a powder-like residue from making camelia oil, which has antimicrobial and oil absorbing capabilites.

Now, this age old taiwanese invention has been translated into new context, thanks to MUJI, the world famous brand with talents like Naoto Fukasawa and Jasper Morrison, this time in the role of judges at the MUJI award 03 competition.

See other winners at MUJI award 03 site or read on for a resume of awarded works.

The first prize went to Yuki Iida  and her invention, or shall we say remembrance of what was here for hundreds of years – the “straw straw”. It is a straw made of … well, you`ve guessed it – a straw. You know, the one coming from wheat. Or wheat coming from it 🙂

the straw straw third prize at muji 03 competition

the straw straw third prize at muji 03 competition

The second prize is trash pack – a paper wastebin, suitable for camping and outdoors, as it does not tip over easily. By Ken Sugimoto/Eri Sugimoto (USA)

paper wastebin

second prize muji 03 award: paper wastebin

Via Muji site

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