What is Japandi?
“After the closed-border policy of Japan, which lasted for around 200 years, they opened their borders in the mid 1850s”
Scandinavian designers and artists began visiting Japan and quickly became enthralled with the Japanese style.
Scandinavian style has had a massive influence on the evolution of "modern" styles. It favors a clean and minimalist approach to design, where less is more.
Clean lines, uncluttered spaces, natural light
Emphasis on natural materials, particularly light wood
Neutral color palette, with a focus on lighter colors: white, cream and light brown from woods such as birch or white oak
Japanese design creates space by minimizing visual clutter and simplifying the environment. It also embraces the idea of imperfection; you'll commonly see organic curves.
Bright & and minimalist. Often with curved lines & organic shapes
Wood, stone, paper, concrete, cotton, rattan, bamboo
A neutral color palette with an emphasis on darker and earthy tones like brown and green
What is Wabi Sabi?
Distinct from, but a part of Japandi, Wabi-Sabi is a Japanese philosophy that “embraces the beauty of imperfection and being at peace with the imperfections of the world.”.
Wabi-Sabi is an integral element of Japandi design. It brings a sense of history and character to a space.
The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of appreciating beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete" in nature.