With the recent growing need for our homes to be a refined yet comfortable retreat, it’s no wonder japandi style is on the rise, as the team from TREE furniture explains.
What is Japandi?
Japandi is a unique interior style that offers a clean, pared back and functional space while feeling warm and inviting – perfect for calming the mind and living in the here and now.
As the word suggests, japandi is a hybrid of Japanese and Scandinavian designs. Despite its recent high profile, it developed 150 years ago when Danish and Japanese design cultures interacted and fused. You’ll find elements of Japan’s wabi sabi style, which finds beauty in imperfection and impermanence, as well as traces of hygge, a Scandinavian term for a feeling of comfort, contentment and wellbeing.
The two concepts work remarkably well together in creating a beautifully balanced look – laid back yet highly functional.
Why Japandi Matters
It values mindfulness: Our planet is precious and needs protecting: this refined aesthetic emphasises quality craft and materials in pieces that are made to last.
A calm space brings a calm mind: With the chaos that surrounds our everyday life, we seek a safe haven – a clean, minimal and serene space. It creates a sense of nostalgia: We want an escape from the virtual world: traditional craftsmanship and techniques spill over with authenticity and honesty.
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This article first appeared in the City Guide 2021/22 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.