We create products that are really necessary in everyday life in the shapes that are really necessary. MUJI has remained true to this philosophy since it was founded in 1980. The idea of what is truly necessary differs from person to person. Individuals become attached to different things and have different priorities for their lives. Our vision of the Compact Life is a simple, pleasant life that embodies the particular values of an individual. The MUJI vision of the Compact Life does not involve living without material goods or living in a small way. It means achieving a simple, pleasant life that embodies the personality of the individual who lives the life with versatile products designed to provide just what is necessary. This Compact Life offers further hints and tips derived from conversations between MUJI staff and customers, as well as suggestions from individuals already living simple, pleasant lives.