Unearthed Collection: Embracing Imperfection with Wabi-Sabi Interior Design
The Unearthed Collection is all about embracing the imperfect and finding calm and peace in a more authentic space.
Heavily inspired by wabi-sabi design, this collection of premium artworks is perfect for interiors that celebrate the beauty in nature and raw materials prominent in the wabi-sabi philosophy that originated in Japan.
Keep reading to find out more about wabi-sabi design and how you can incorporate this brand-new collection in your home, no matter what your interior style is.
Wabi-sabi is a Japanese philosophy that celebrates the beauty of imperfection, aging, and the natural world. It’s a design aesthetic that emphasizes the unique character and patina that natural materials and handcrafted pieces bring to a space.
In a world that often values perfection, wabi-sabi offers a fresh perspective on design, inviting you to embrace the imperfect and appreciate the authentic beauty of the natural world.
At the heart of wabi-sabi is a focus on simplicity, functionality, and tranquillity. The goal is to create a space that is calming, peaceful, and in harmony with nature. This is achieved through the use of natural and organic materials, such as rough-hewn woods, woven fabrics, and natural stone. The aesthetic is understated and unrefined, with an emphasis on the genuine, authentic character of the materials used.
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With these pieces, you can create your own slice of heaven in your space, focusing on simplicity, functionality, and the imperfect beauty of handcrafted objects.
This is emphasised through the use of traditionally “messy” shapes and lines, that are placed with intention to bring that natural, yet authentic feel. Many of these shapes, patterns, and lines are asymmetrical to show that you don’t need things to be perfectly placed in order to be beautiful.
Wabi-sabi is not just about the physical materials used in a space, but also about the atmosphere and emotions evoked by the design. The tranquillity and peace that wabi-sabi creates can have a profound impact on your wellbeing. It helps you remember to slow down and connect with nature. In a world where you’re often bombarded with information and stimulation, wabi-sabi offers a soothing, calming environment that lets you de-stress and reconnect with your inner self.
The timelessness of wabi-sabi is another key aspect of its core philosophy. Unlike many other design styles that are prone to change with the times, wabi-sabi honours the aging process and the beauty of transience. This means that a wabi-sabi space will continue to look beautiful and relevant as it ages, and it will never go out of style.
To compliment this timelessness and overall calming feel, this collection features an overarching neutral colour palette that includes brown, grey, beige, black, white, and some green tones.
For the full wabi-sabi experience, pair these artworks with organic materials such as wood, stone, and bamboo.
Incorporating wabi-sabi into your home or workspace can be a simple and affordable way to bring more tranquillity, peace, and natural beauty into your life. Whether you opt for a full-on wabi-sabi design, or you simply incorporate a few elements, the results can be truly transformative. Why not embrace the imperfect and give wabi-sabi a try?
In essence, the beauty of wabi-sabi lies in its celebration of the imperfect, the aged, and the natural world.
It invites you and everyone around it to slow down, welcome simplicity, and connect with nature in a more meaningful way. Whether you choose to fully embrace the philosophy, or simply incorporate a few elements, the result will be a calming, peaceful space that will never go out of style.
The Unearthed Collection was created in-house by the Urban Road Design Team for reality series DNA of Design, which follows former The Block contestants Andy and Deb as they transform homes using their vast design and renovation knowledge. Make sure you watch House 02 on the DNA of Design YouTube channel to see these artworks in action in the wabi-sabi inspired interior.