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.
“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.”
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.
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.