A fusion of “Japanese” and “Scandinavian,” the word “Japandi” has been on everyone’s lips for more than a year. Blending the simplicity and warmth of Scandinavian interiors with the pared down Japanese Zen spirit, it’s definitely the trend to follow in 2020. The Japandi style seeks simplicity and authenticity in everyday life. Here we offer a glimpse into the origin of this new trend: the encounter between Scandinavian design and the Japanese art of living.
Scandinavian design meets the Japanese art of living.
More than just a style, Scandinavian design is a philosophy of life based on simplicity, happiness and authenticity. Scandinavian décor is minimalist to allow the light to circulate light, and the atmosphere is cosy in order to foster a positive mood. Furniture and accessories have simple and straightforward shapes and are made of natural materials such as wood, stone and fabric. Soft, cool pastel colours such as pink, mint green and blue-grey contrast with the predominance of white. And there are always touches of nature indoors.
Blending the simplicity and warmth of Scandinavian interiors with the pared down Japanese Zen spirit, it’s definitely the trend to follow in 2020.
The Japanese art of living is based on the search for inner balance and communion with nature. The furniture is built low to the floor, to be closer to the ground. The atmosphere should inspire calm and serenity. Decoration is minimalist, the furniture has straight lines, lighting is soft and each object has its place and purpose. The Japanese cultivate the absence of distinction between interior and exterior space, the materials are organic such as wood and bamboo, and the colours are neutral and warm with black used for contrast.
Mobilia’s Japandi collection
For more than a year now, the Mobilia team has been developing its Japandi collection, which artfully blends the best of Scandinavian design with the Japanese art of living. Here are the highlights of our collection:
The Japandi collection is an assortment of light wood furniture and black furniture. Modern in style, it blends the simplicity of Scandinavian design with the elegance of Japanese design.
The living room furniture (coffee table, TV unit), dining room furniture (buffet) and bedroom furniture (chest of drawers, nightstands) are adorned with delicate wooden slats skillfully crafted by an outstanding team of cabinet makers.
Available both in natural wood and black, the dining room chairs can be mixed and matched.
The bed is low to the ground in the spirit of Japanese design philosophy.
The sofas and accent chairs in the collection are designed with clean lines and neutral colours.
They are made of fabric to create a soft, warm atmosphere and are available in a range of stylish colours that create a bridge between the two cultures: pastel shades of pink, blue and green as well as more neutral tones such as beige, dark grey and black.
The selection of accessories favours quality over quantity, adding natural and cosy touches to the decor.
We are seeing ever more emphasis on interiors that provide physical and emotional comfort, as well as on Zen-like décor that imparts a sense of well-being. The Japandi trend is the perfect embodiment of this philosophy and that’s why it’s so inspiring!