Japanese and Scandinavian interior design styles are almost always the most discussed and talked about interior concepts. Both have characteristics, uniqueness, and a natural appearance, or let’s call it very close to nature.
Both are known to explore minimalist art, Japanese and Scandinavian styles, it is very possible to put them together. Currently, these two interior concepts are fused, mixed in one appearance. This is known as the ‘hybrid’ concept under the name Japandi.
To quote the spruce, according to Leni Calas of Ward 5 Design, “Japandi design is a combination of Scandinavian functionality and Japanese rustic minimalism to create a feeling of art, nature and simplicity.” This blend creates the perfect blend of function and form, with a focus on clean lines, bright spaces, and light colors.
Meanwhile, the bbc defines interior trends in Japan as: “Aspects of Scandi’s notion of ‘hygge’, (a Nordic term for a simple feeling of comfort), and Japanese ‘wabi-sabi’, (finding beauty in imperfection), to create a stress-free atmosphere. . ”
Japandi is claimed to be very suitable for the super busy modern lifestyle. This allows people to create a clean and quiet environment where they can truly relax.
Wabi sabi, find beauty in imperfection
The concept of wabi sabi is closely related to the aesthetics of Zen Buddhism. Pool table games philosophical principle and thought places great emphasis on simplicity.
According to wabi sabi, beauty is something that is not perfect. So, every beauty will always exist and be found in imperfection.
Japandi aka Japanese-scandi is the latest trend of interior design style that combines simplicity, minimalism, and functionality in a Scandinavian style, with a Japanese aesthetic born from the principles of ‘wabi-sabi’.
In short, wabi sabi philosophical thought has 7 basic principles, including: Shibumi (Simple), Seijaku (Calm), Shizen (natural), Kanso (simple), Yuugen (eternal-simple), Datsuzoku (Free, unbound) and Fukinsei (asymmetric).
Scandinavian Japanese Interior Design = Japandi
Scandinavian style has long been at the top of the top row of interior style choices. With its simplicity and minimalism, skandi puts the functionality of the space first. This also affects the model and design of the furniture. And with the minimalism and aesthetics of Japanese wabi sabi, the Scandinavian style becomes even more soothing.
The Japanese style of interior design itself is also very popular and is included in the ranks of Zen design styles, has a characteristic that is also similar, minimalist art exploration.
The touch of natural elements that are commonly found in Japanese design style is very possible to continue to be explored into a unique design style and is very suitable to describe a simple lifestyle.
In a Japanese-style interior, we will ensure that there is no room for excessive variety and decorative elements. Every detail has its own place and function. Creating a space appearance that is not only very visually appealing, but also has almost perfect balance and aesthetics.