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‘Wabi-Sabi’ – A Japanese Aesthetic

a quiet movement that's time has arrived

Mix-rarefattoAxel Vervoordt

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As last year ended, I began to contemplate what the New Year might hold, and I had the opportunity to focus on a design aesthetic that has been of interest to me, yet I did not know it’s name.  Upon investigation I discovered it’s called Wabi-Sabi, a queer term yet so insightful and thought-provoking that it attracted me immediately.  Among the extraordinary designers who I looked to for inspiration on the subject, Axel Vervoordt stands apart as the true devotee of the aesthetic.   It is because of him that I have become a disciple.

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