We've always been inspired by Axel Vervoordt's work and have also been intrigued with the principles of Wabi Sabi for some time. So you can imagine how excited we were to learn that a new book entitled Wabi Inspirations has been published with Vervoordt sharing his personal take on the guiding principles of Wabi, a concept developed in the twelfth century that advocates simplicity, and authenticity and values the beauty in imperfection. Together with Japanese architect Tatsuro Miki, Vervoordt carries out these beliefs into his remarkable interiors.
Through evocative photographs from places such as Japan, Korea, Belgium and Switzerland, readers are shown the elements that inspire him most: natural materials, the patina of time-worn spaces, natural wood, earthenware pottery, rough hewn stone floors, which in their purity and simplicity evoke the essence of Wabi. This is an incredibly handsome book and is so artfully designed from the rich, large format photos down to the actual paper stock. Available where fine books are sold, we highly recommend this for any design enthusiast who appreciates beauty and the elements of nature. (Photos by Laziz Hamani)