Japanese Interior Design is a popular style nowadays through order, space, and form, which is easy to research on the internet. Moreover, coffee or public space, where we can find some concept of Japanese styles and enjoy it. Sometimes, companies or industrial designers create their products with high-quality detail of woodworking. As a result, you can buy it for your house or simply study how to create that for your dream space.
While Japan may be recognized for ‘zen’ minimalism – think pristine spaces and the glass elements that make up a SANAA house or Tadao Ando’s famous bare concrete – there are plenty of cabinets. . The varied Japanese interiors I don’t necessarily describe as minimalistic.
I was very attracted to the more eclectic Japanese spaces, adorned with motifs, plants, and meaningful objects.
This makes me think of the paradox between how we imagine Japan’s stereotypical minimalism and what you actually come across when visiting Japan: a 100 yen shop on all sides. street corner, or at least a great elegant Muji!
To me, it seems that Japanese people value minimal space, but also love to consume. Oh, Marie Kondo!
Simplicity, purity and restraint are values that are the antidote to our frenetic, fast-paced consumerism and the swirling social media whirlwind in which many of us live.
Kim and Kanye are the most influential celebrity couple of our time (love them or hate them) and they buy wabi-sabi to be the mainstream, by showing the world how they live in one.
The house is completely bone, with no decorations (except for some nice things like Japanese ceramic flakes – ‘stones’ and Yuji Ueda’s drinkable pottery) and a large unwashed piano (Steinway no more Equally). Their house is not luxurious, however, somewhat surprised to see that they refuse to have ‘stuff’ to pursue wabi-sabi.
The landscape borrows
Usually, this is thanks to a well-laid window with a view of the garden, giving the space extra impact.
Borrowing is an ancient technique called ‘shakkei’, and it makes sense to apply this philosophy in our homes in Australia.
The Melbourne-based company believes that a strong relationship with the outdoor environment “is a path to human health and well-being”.
It’s interesting that Japan has influenced Western design for hundreds of years. Notably, designers like Frank Lloyd Wright and William Morris found Japanese inspiration following the rise of the Crafts & Arts movement.
Many Nordic designers have also found common ground in their handicraft appreciation.