These Burmese teak trees have grown for over 200 years in the interior of Burma, which was closed off for many years. Internationally rare and precious teak undergoes the finest processing and is reborn as doors and furniture that bring color to people's lives.
We hope that the furniture we make will be "doors" to their future. We hope for genuine independence and growth that will never allow careless planting or overcutting of this limited resource.
Through MUKU's always-honest business practices, we are contributing to the future of Burma. This hope is MUKU's core principle.
Long-term residence, inheritance.
At MUKU we are using Burmese teak to produce homes that can be lived in long-term and passed down.
—Homes for long-term residence—
A home that you grow to love deeply while living there, a place where you can be yourself. A design plan that suits the lifestyle of the inhabitants, using building materials that fit the climate of the land. Japan has four beautiful seasons, and our ancestors survived the harsh weather by living in homes that were suitable for the climate. We believe that a home that can be lived in long-term is a dwelling that includes a close relationship with wood, can handle the natural world well, and is pleasant to live in.
—Furniture that can be passed down—
Great design accounts for lifestyle changes. Natural wood is a material that is repaired when it is scratched, which produces deeper feelings of attachment because it is imprinted with the memories of the user. In contrast with plastic or vinyl products which only decline in value as resources, furniture made using natural wood can be enjoyed for its meaning and changing color. It provides design, durability, and value that can be passed down to children and grandchildren while also being environmentally conscious.