Design Trend Report:
As far as wordplay goes, Japandi is as rich as it is timely. An elegant marriage of Nordic and Japanese design, Japandi is a strong 2020 trend that answers to our fascinations with both minimalist design languages; Japanese and Scandinavian.
—Written by Maya Assouad / Design Editor, Azamit
With both cultures possessing an intimate relationship with nature,
a strong affinity for raw materials and a deep appreciation for craftsmanship and tradition,
their union can only be harmonious and complementary.
Above all, Japandi is compelling; it strikes the optimum balance between Scandinavian practicality and the Japanese art of impermanence, smartly embodying the delicate subtleties and promoting an alternative aesthetic.
Muted, calm and earth-toned colour palettes add to the serene beauty of the clean-lined, sober design of furniture and objects. And though sparse in detail, designs are warm and inviting, imbued with a special charm: a touch of Scandinavian hygge and a hint of Japanese wabi-sabi.
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