Beauty in imperfection

Move over, hygge. A new interior concept, wabi-sabi, is trending, and it is all about embracing simplicity and flaws in objects

A new minimalist concept called wabi-sabi is trending in the interior design world.

While it might sound like something you would find on a sushi menu, it is actually a Japanese lifestyle philosophy which embraces simplicity, imperfection and craftsmanship.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 13, 2018, with the headline 'Beauty in imperfection'. Print Edition | Subscribe