L'art de l'imperfection

The art of imperfection

Wabi-sabi is a Japanese concept that celebrates the beauty of imperfection. Even if the origins of this philosophy go back a long time, its principles are very topical and fit perfectly into our decor.

The origins
The wabi-sabi concept has its origins in the tea ceremony as Zen monk Murata Shuko preferred a more modest tea ceremony with imperfectly contoured local utensils rather than the usual luxurious and symmetrical utensils imported from China. Decthis news ceremony, combining sobriety, elegance and simplicity, which embody much better Zen philosophy, was born this concept.

The wabi-sabi is the alloy of two intertwined principles. The Wabi translates simplicity and evokes the beauty of nature. The Sabi evokes the passage of time and the marks it leaves.

If Wabi-sabi is an art of living in itself, we retain its fundamental principles that we apply in our decor today.

Materials 
We choose raw materials, with very present patinas, irregular shapes and pronounced reliefs. We prefer natural materials such as wood, stone, wool or linen. We also add natural elements like plants, branches or flowers.


marks of time
We appreciate the wear of time on objects such as small breaches and cracks which reflect a rich history and which make the object unique. 

Colors 
We prefer neutral tones such as beige, gray, terracotta or even sage, which remind us of nature and evoke purity.

Minimalism
We opt for a clean and minimalist style that emphasizes the beauty of an object rather than the abundance. Objects can be mismatched as long as the decor remains sober and airy.

Commerce local
We integrate handmade pieces, where the work of the craftsman is visible. We favor local and fair trade.

Second hand
Finally, since Wabi-sabi advocates a return to basics, we consume in a reasoned way, choosing to give a second life to objects from the past. 

 

 

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