Japandi Style - When Japanese and Scandinavian Designs Blend
Japandi is the latest trend in interior design and home styling: a fusion of the functionality and comfort that characterize Scandinavian design and the minimalist aesthetic and pure elegance of traditional Japanese craftsmanship. This hybrid style harmoniously blends Scandinavian hygge – the feeling of cosy contentment – with wabi-sabi, a concept derived from Zen Buddhism that advocates acceptance of the natural cycle of life and admiration for the beauty of imperfection. This delightful book, the first major survey of Japandi, introduces the reader to the fundamentals of the design style, as well as to furniture and objects that will create an elegantly simple Japandi look in any interior. The first chapter explains why Japanese and Scandi styles have so much in common, and explores the guiding principles of Japandi, among them attention to detail, a muted palette, organic materials, natural textures, timeless shapes and clean, uncluttered lines. The second chapter presents some of the most emblematic pieces – furniture, ceramics and other products – of Japandi style and the design studios behind them. Chapter three provides examples of how to decorate and furnish any space in your home – living room, dining room, bedroom, bathroom, home office and winter garden – in a beautifully considered and calming Japandi style.
The first in-depth survey of Japandi, a hybrid style that is the newest and hottest trend in interior design
Explores the fundamentals of Japanese and Scandi design traditions, and explains why they work so well together
With 200 colour photographs that will provide inspiration for transforming any interior into a Japandi-style retreat
200 Colour Illustrations