A new interior design trend "Japandi"

Have you heard about "Japandi"? Japandi" is a new interior design trend that has been attracting attention mainly in the United States since around 2020. It is a fusion of the Japanese "wabi-sabi" philosophy and the Scandinavian "hygge" philosophy and is characterized by warm, comfortable, modern, and beautiful interior design.
Could we please explain one by one?

Japanese "Wabi Sabi".
Wabi: A calm, quiet, and simple atmosphere. Wabi-sabi: quietness and serenity
Sabi: The combined beauty of austerity as a phenomenon and its loneliness.
Wabi is a word that expresses the spiritual richness of not being pessimistic about one's situation but rather enjoying it. Sabi is a concept that sees beauty as the change of inner essence that manifests itself on the surface.

The five elements that make up wabi-sabi

  1. Enjoyment of change over time: Natural beauty, not luxury, and the beauty of materials as they change over time are shown in a room in an attractive way.
  2. Meri-hari: The wabi-sabi concept, which emphasizes quietness and natural flow, is expressed through the meri-hari of simple shapes without movement and organic forms that represent the flow of nature
  3. Asymmetry and irregularity: Wabi-sabi finds beauty in shapes as they are. It values the spirit of trying to enjoy even the lacking parts.
  4. Natural colors: White, wood brown, and dark green are often used as a base, and fresh greens and reds seen through windows are used as accents.
  5. Expression that makes the most of materials: Wabi and Sabi are created by carefully using materials, such as tatami mats, wooden furniture, iron kettles, etc.

Scandinavian "HYGGE
Hygge is a Danish word that focuses on being warm, relaxing, spending time with friends and family, and enjoying life by setting the environment and atmosphere.

Five elements that make up hygge

  1. Soft textures: Materials such as linen, huge blankets, and cushions promote relaxation. Matte surfaces create serenity.
  2. Warmth: People are attracted to warm places, such as a fireplace. The heat gives people a sense of comfort and coziness. Candles and warm-colored lighting are also effective.
  3. Positive messages: A hüge aims to create warm and fuzzy feelings. The appearance of uplifting words gently brightens the atmosphere of the room.
  4. Natural colors: Shades of gray, green, brown, and pink on a white base enhance the sense of hygiene. Add gold coloring with brass or other materials to create a sense of weight.
  5. Natural materials: Decorate with decorative plants and flowers, and incorporate furniture made of natural wood materials into the interior to enhance the sense of hygiene.

This new design trend, "Japandi," is a fusion of Japanese wabi-sabi and Scandinavian hygge and is oriented toward simple, warm design using natural materials.
Isamu Noguchi's famous proof, "Akari," is also accepted as a "Japandi" product.
Our "chakoro" was developed in sympathy with this "Japandi" philosophy.
We hope that "chakoro" will be a product that gives you a sense of comfort.

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