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Shibusa Is The Japanese Aesthetic You Need In Your Life

Made of Tasmanian Oak and finished with natural oil / hardwax, the Kuri Bed by TIDE Design is a piece of furniture that celebrates organic beauty.

When it comes to interior design aesthetics, there are few as authentically and simply beautiful than that of the Japanese.

In particular, Shibusa refers to an aesthetic of intrinsically fine quality with economy of form, line, and effort, producing a timeless tranquility. Here are eight products that embrace this elegant Japanese aesthetic.


Pleat Collection by Adam Robinson Design for House of Bamboo

The Pleat Collection range of planters are modern and simple with smart architectural detailing. The collection consists of a square and round planter in two sizes, and a rounded trough also in two sizes. The planters are available in three finishes and are stained in a white-wash, grey-wash and dark charcoal-wash.

House of Bamboo


Shibui L Shelf by Plyroom

Display all your favourite things on this beautiful shelving system. Perfect for books, flowers, plants, records and favourite items. Shibui is formed with the warmth of Tasmanian oak, birch and brass. Custom made brass pins punctuate each shelf offering a sophisticated, unique detail.



Long Courier Ceramics from Robert Plumb

These humble and almost unfinished shapes celebrate slow living and casual attitude. With a focus on craftsmanship, textures and colours, all pieces are harmoniously playing with each other to create beautiful and poetic table scenes.

Robert Plumb


Petra Side Tables by James Howe

The Petra side tables source their name from the ancient city in Jordan, which is carved into sandstone desert cliffs. The graceful curves of the Petra side tables are machined from solid timber. The Petra side tables are available in customised finishes and timbers.

James Howe


Terra 1.5 Pendant from Marz Designs

A matte cylindrical shape is layered with a smaller glazed base to create this asymmetric stack of ceramic forms with two contrasting finishes. Available in a choice of three tones, Slate, Sage and Vanilla Bean, each component is infused with subtle variations inherent in the handmade and made permanent in the firing.

Marz Designs


Spanish Chair by Fredericia from Great Dane

The Spanish Chair is Borge Mogensen’s most recognised design. A Scandinavian interpretation of furniture born from ancient Islamic culture, Mogensen drew inspiration from a trip to Spain in 1958 modernising traditional shapes he saw, while retaining important features like broad armrests.

Great Dane


Kuri Bed by TIDE Design from Workshopped

Strong but light in appearance, the Kuri bed by TIDE Design is an all-timber addition to the TIDE range. Made of Tasmanian Oak and finished with natural oil / hardwax, it is a piece of furniture that truly celebrates its organic beauty.



INAX tiles from Artedomus

INAX has a long, rich history based in Japanese craftsmanship and expertise. INAX produces handmade, extruded, sheeted mosaics and tiles in tune with the imperfect, impermanent and incomplete wabi sabi design aesthetic.


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