The Japanese concept of wabi sabi celebrates the messy and imperfect and accepts the constant flow of change. Where some design derives beauty from clean, sharp, order, wabi sabi embraces rough edges, organic structures and humble, natural colors.
Rooted in ancient Buddhist and zen insights on the transient, loneliness and often emotionally challenging nature of life, this way of thinking teaches an appreciation instead of dismissing these challenges. Wabi sabi is not centered on melancholy – it is about inner peace, tranquil beauty and bohemian joy.
Asymmetric shapes, rough lines and surfaces, modest simplicity and focus on the natural world are other important features of wabi sabi aesthetics