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Wabi-sabi is not a cafe, but a style in the interior ... And not only -


What do the Russian village and Japanese philosophy have in common, why do we return to the sources right now and why the Japanese do not polish silver - today we will tell the architect Amalia Talfeld

What do you think about when you hear about wabi sabi?We bet you're already trying to remember the last time you visited this cafe. Meanwhile, this phrase has nothing to do with Japanese cuisine. The whole truth about wabi-sabi was revealed to us by the architect Amalia Talfeld. And we were surprised a lot. Amalia Talfeld, Architect Architect-designer with 24 years of experience in the luxury category. The Amalia Architectural Bureau implements projects of the most varied complexity - from apartments to cottage villages.

What is wabi-sabi? This is not a network of restaurants / cafes, but a complex concept in Japanese philosophy. In a literal translation this term can be defined as "modest simplicity". Wabi - modestly, alone, not bright. Sabi - authentic, genuine, ancient.

The Japanese are inclined to use this concept asCharacteristic. For example, many Japanese trends in art, this definition is inherent in the beginning - ikebana, Japanese garden, bonsai, poetry haiku, ceramics, cancer, ink drawing sumi-e.

Wabi-sabi is a philosophy of Zen, whichLoneliness, some desolation, meditation and pacification are characteristic. Unlike Europeans, the Russian state of melancholy and light sadness are understandable and close.

Autumn and winter are themselves permeated with the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi - the falling asleep of nature, the dropping of leaves, a brooding and even sad mood.

Another important characteristic of objects in styleWabi-sabi is a mandatory flaw, imperfection, which becomes a distinctive feature, the main value, the cause of the inexplicable charm: a clay cup with an uneven edge, darkened silver. Europeans prefer to rub silver to shine, a Japanese will never destroy the "stratification of time".

All present, marked by the seal of time andTraces of exploitation is of particular value in Wabi Sabi. As a greasy, tattered folio is unique and beautiful in its ever-changing state. Admiration is the main emotion of the Wabi Sabi. Admiration of beauty, free from all excesses.

Simplify everything to the core, but leave the poetry behind. Keep everything clean and unencumbered, but don't make it meaningless. Leonard Koren

In the modern world, stay in a stateWabi-sabi is more and more complicated. According to the Japanese, this is an elusive feeling of genuine real beauty pervading everything alive, and unattainable for the cleansed, glossy, symmetrical. This current arose in the Middle Ages, inBuddhist monasticism. The Japanese seemed close to this absolute minimalism. A style of life in which there is room only for the most necessary - a limited number of materials, a scant palette, consisting entirely of natural shades with the obligatory presence of implicit accents.

Today, the philosophy of Wabi-Sabi is as close as possible to most of us. Most likely, it is connected with a crisis and, as a consequence, with a revaluation of values, a return to the available - to the roots, to the roots.

In architecture, wabi-sabi is manifested throughMaterials used for finishing facades prone to rust and oxidation. Uneven surface changes create a unique, eye-catching drawing. For the same reason, as a façade decoration, you can see more and more often natural wood, over time it fades very effectively, burns out and is weathered.

As for the interiors, I really likeUse clean surfaces in combination with authentic objects bearing for their owners not only artistic, but also philosophical value. From such things it breathes family history and warmth.

Each material in philosophy carries in itself differentConcepts and meanings. Decor objects in the Wabi-Sabi styles like anchors draw attention to themselves and lead to positive, often nostalgic reflections.

In my projects, I prefer to use authentic, man-made things, brought from travels or directly related to family history, carrying through the ages genetic memory.

In this regard, even pure polished minimalismDoes not contradict the concepts of Wabi-Sabi. Most vividly this effect is presented in the Scandinavian interior and the loft. Here, against the background of simple, almost monastic walls, one can often notice the use of rough surfaces and objects. Probably, that's why the fashion for rustic and charred wood, materials with rough processing, uneven coloring is returning.

On the one hand, such surfaces can cause shock, but at the same time they are able to fascinate and bewitch, like the wrinkled hands of an old man, where behind every line is hidden the history of life.