Minimalism, tranquility and connection to nature – the word on everybody’s lips is Japandi.
Deriving – as the name cleverly suggests – from both Japan and Scandinavia, the popular interior-design style fuses together the concepts of East and West into one wonderfully calming aesthetic.
What is Japandi?
Originating back in the 19th century after Danes began crossing the newly-opened borders of Japan, Japandi is a minimalist ode to simplicity, natural materials, clean lines and quality craftsmanship. It achieves a peaceful balance between simple pleasures (hygge) and the embracing of imperfections (wabi sabi), forming spaces which are functional and cozy, but also spacious and uncluttered. With wood, linen, cotton, rattan, stone and paper as the dominating materials, Japandi interiors are warm canvases to be adorned by a minimalist selection of carefully curated artworks.
THE SKATEROOM editions are perfect statement pieces to compliment your Japandi hotel interior – adding an element of tasteful individuality, yet without disrupting the flowing harmony of the space.
How to choose the right art edition for your hotel?
One of the backbones of the Japandi aesthetic is wood – usually in light hues, with soft edges and a symmetry that’s relaxing to the eye. Sustainability goes hand-in-hand with this stylistic brief, with a focus on materials which are natural and organically-sourced. Our skateboard art editions check those boxes in an instant – we work exclusively with Grade A Maple from certified sustainable forests in Canada and use water-based ink for our prints.
When it comes to design and color palette – we leave this up to your creative expression. However, for a true Japandi effect, it is best to gravitate towards collections with a toned color hue (beige, white, pastels), minimalist imagery and natural motifs.
To facilitate your design choices, we have curated a selection of four Japandi-friendly skateboard art editions. Each of them serves as an eye-catching statement, yet without dominating over the rest of the space and contributing instead to the overall synergy of the interior.
1.Yoshitomo NARA – MISS MARGARET
2.Claudia COMTE – DRY LAND (HAHAHA PAINTING)
3.Gregor HILDEBRANDT – “JA SAARBRÜCKEN WÄRE NETT”
4. Andy WARHOL – SELF-PORTRAITS (BLUE – 03)