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Esprit Wabi by Axel Vervoordt

The name Wabi was adopted by Axel Vervoordt and Tatsuro Miki from the originally Japanese concept “Wabi-Sabi” for something that is in its simplest and most natural state: the beauty found in objects that are imperfect and unpretentious. Elegance in natural materials, nobility without sophistication, timelessness within tradition: these are the principles that define Axel Vervoordt’s personal take on the concept.

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“Apart from the love for the power of the baroque and the warmth of the fullness, I have always cherished the value of poor, humble objects, weathered by time and years of use. In my work, in which art plays an important role, I try, in the spirit of wabi, to create a harmony between East and West, between full and emptiness, between old and new.”

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In this book, Axel reveals his interiors that are inspired by wabi, showing readers how to create calm, peaceful spaces in which beauty is distilled to its purest form.

Publisher: Flammarion
Words by Michael Paul
Pictures by Laziz Hamani
The book is published in 5 different languages: French (esprit wabi), English (wabi inspirations), Dutch (in het spoor van wabi), German (inspiration wabi) and Italian(spirito wabi).

An essential book for Design lovers!

You can buy here the book.

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