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On Trend - Wabi Sabi Design

March 21, 2018

 

 

Trend experts predict Wabi-Sabi will be the biggest trend for 2018…and we can’t wait! Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese term for finding beauty in imperfection. The characteristics of wabi-sabi designs are simplicity, intimacy, and an appreciation of natural objects, form and process.

 

We live in a world that can often seem obsessed with perfection, the perfect, job, car, home, children… Surely by embracing imperfection we can be happier? This doesn’t mean buying products that are sub-par or faulty, completely the opposite. Handcrafted products are often more sustainable, luxurious and unique than manufactured goods. This is because more time, energy and passion go into the final design and the materials are often richer and more durable.

 

Our designs and collections adhere to the principles of Wabi-Sabi. We work with the natural nature of the materials we use and carefully bend and blend them accordingly. 

 

My aim as a designer is to encourage personality and character in the home and workplace. By designing interiors that express individuality I believe we can create a stronger connection, sense of pride and acceptance of self. Unique and quirky additions to the home help with this as well as creating points of interest and sparking discussion with loved ones, friends and guests. 

 

Wabi Sabi is easy to create in your home here are a few tips on how to achieve the look; 

 

  1. Be Purposeful, choose things because they are imperfect or because they reflect you and your personality, then find creative ways to make them work within your home environment.

  2. Keep it Simple, Wabi Sabi is all about simplicity, keep your rooms simple and uncluttered

  3. Create a character, using different materials, textures, furniture, and furnishings. The colours and textures should still complement each other whilst adding character and intrigue to the room.  

  4. Fall in Love with the innate and inane, find beauty in the simple items and think about how you could use them in your home.

  5. Welcome Nature, nature is a calming influence on us all and can be introduced to your home in the most unique and wonderful ways!

  6. Choose furniture and materials that will stand the test of time and age gracefully.

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