Wabi-Sabi, the philosophy that is the foundation of the design with deep charm and spirit of Japan. Which can change the concept Makes us look at the beauty in a different form By selecting certain angles of Wabi-Sabi that are consistent and can be applied in interesting designs
‘Beauty’ is a familiar word that will inevitably come to our everyday life. Because no matter what you can see Is always involved in beauty When talking about these words, what most people tend to think of is precisely symmetrical perfection, which is completely different from Wabi-Sabi, which looks deeply at the beauty of imperfect things. Very interested
If we try to ask Japanese people what Wabi-Sabi is, we certainly won’t get the answer. Because if we had to explain the meaning of Wabi-Sabi, it would be like describing beauty, which cannot be described as a definition. Just focus on the essence of the feeling It is believed that many people still ask what kind of wabi-sabi really must be? In order to see the image of Wabi-Sabi More tangible Take note of the 7 material properties that are the heart of the Wabi-Sabi.
If you look at the beauty of Wabi-Sabi, it may be difficult for today’s people. Because it’s not what we’re used to But actually Wabi-Sabi Exist in everyday life But we may not have noticed
Used to see the defective walls of the house Which has seen since childhood until we grow up? How many times have you seen traces of things your father has repaired and reused? These are Wabi-Sabi, which can be said In the traces of the imperfections that hide memories What brings us back to the past Or some important event Make these things look stories that promote beauty And makes us remember the importance of that Clearly more that
For applying Wabi-Sabi to the design We don’t want to call Wabi-Sabi as one of the design trends. Because Wabi-Sabi is a much deeper spirit and idea. Not only a decoration of use Or created But it is a way of life that does not happen by itself But if we are going to apply it to the design Would have to adjust the warabi-sabi to be as tangible as possible
One of the core of Wabi-Sabi is nature, and most of the materials used in the design should be pure natural materials. Natural materials here must not be processed. Or is to use the material truth that we are familiar with And emphasize the use of natural dull colors such as black, gray, dark blue, dark green or brown as a key element in the design of the essence of Wabi-sabi That must be simple Let that material be beautiful on its own
such as rusted steel or wood that has signs of decay over time Focus on the main items needed and avoid using materials Or designs according to the trend during that period Another theme of Wabi-Sabi. Is beauty in imperfection Design based on this concept Thus reducing the cleanliness, such as plastering that may not be very smooth But still shows the texture of the essence of the material Or it is an opportunity for us to continue to use materials, equipment, and broken items to create valuable designs