The Artisan Mug was created as part of a conceptual project to design a product for use at a MUJI hotel in Toronto. The project required that the product both captures the aesthetic of the MUJI brand and represents the city of Toronto.
Each mug and lid features the unique design of a Canadian artist, submitted through the MUJI Artisan Project competition. The Artisan Mug pictured features a burnt copper maple leaf representing the vibrant colours of Canadian Autumn and the iconic landscape paintings of the Group of Seven Artists.
At this proposed Toronto MUJI hotel in Queens Quay, guests will receive their own MUJI Canada artisanal mug. Guests are encouraged to bring their mug to the MUJI cafe, spa or lounge to relax, socialize and enjoy a tea or coffee beverage.
The Artisan Mug can be used for hot and cold beverages alike. Due to it’s maple wooden composition, the mug does not produce condensation and can be used on its own. If brewing tea, the lid can be used to keep the beverage warm while the tea is steeping. The lid can also be used to hold tea bags or coffee spoons while one enjoys their beverage.