Japandi | A philosophical revelation

Japandi Interior Design Mood Board

Image credit clockwise from top left: Concrete Box House by Robertson DesignAnh House / S+Na. – Sanuki + Nishizawa architects, House in Yamanote by Sasaki + Associates, source unknown (via Pinterest), Halo House by Breathe Architecture, Meghan Plowman for Plyroom, Styling by Bree Leech photography by Lisa Cohen for Dulux Colour Trends 2018.

At Plyroom we tend to eschew trends in favour of enduring design. The concept of Japandi, however, caught our eye.

Less of a trend and more of a pragmatic synthesis between Japanese sensibility and Scandinavian utilitarianism, Japandi is, in essence, a way of life.

By welcoming Japanese philosophies like wabi-sabi (the acceptance of transience and imperfection) as well as Scandinavian efficiency, Japandi principals can be applied to our own pursuit of mindful consumption and small footprint living.


Covet the Japandi look

Plyroom minimalist and modern furniture

Items clockwise from top left: Dedo Wooden Storage Box, Shibui Drinks Shelf, Broste Copenhagen Medium Esrum Bowl, Flor Planter, Hang on Piccolo Coat Rack, Tavolone Table, Sweden Storage Vessel, Shibui Sideboard.


Discover the full curation of Japandi pieces here

Japandi - Combining Scandinavian Elegance with Japanese Sensibility

Perhaps you are looking to add a touch of elegance and simplicity to your living spaces? If so, then you would do well to consider the all-new and emerging design concept known as "Japandi".

What exactly is Japandi?

Most home improvement experts define Japandi as the most popular interior design trend for 2017 and highly recommend it for a good reason. Japandi combines the best of two worlds -- Japanese "wabi-sabi" (an ancient design philosophy that embraces transitory nature and imperfections of life) and the deeply-rooted utilitarian focus of Scandinavian aesthetics. The result is an entirely new design concept that epitomises the philosophy of "less is more" without sacrificing functionality essential to modern living.

Japandi is unique in that it offers more than just a design trend - more importantly it is a lifestyle preference of getting everything you need out of your living space while remaining mindful of one's consumption and carbon footprint. It is no wonder that it has caught the eye of people who are looking to de-clutter their homes and lean towards a minimalist lifestyle. If you are reading this, then you probably feel the same way.

Today, Japandi has become increasingly popular in Australia where its' design philosophy of simple and sustainable living perfectly aligns with lifestyle. Scandi rooted qualities appeal to the people's refined and more laid-back lifestyle while its' Japanese-inspired aesthetic and minimalist elements enable people to remain connected with nature.

Genuine Japandi Houseware

Here at Plyroom, it has always been our vision to offer customers products that are not only beautiful but also sustainable and eco-friendly.

Are you in the market for some of the latest trends in interior design for your home? Check out our timeless selection of Japandi inspired and hand-crafted interior design pieces that will allow you to fill your home with warmth and personality.


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