The book takes us to Japan, Korea, Switzerland and Belgium, in places that have particularly inspired Vervoordt: relying on the authenticity and the in situ recovery of materials, the new spaces created by him to research and respond to the latest trends interior design, without, however, departing from the wabi canon.
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Axel Vervoordt, world famous collector and interior designer, was discovered by the general public with the construction of three mega-exhibitions (2007, 2008, 2009) to the Beaux-Arts in Paris and the Palazzo Fortuny in Venice for the Biennale. The meeting with the Far East and friendship with the Japanese architect Tatsuro Miki, co-author of this volume, leading to redefine the ancient concept of wabi. Born in Japan in the twelfth century, the spirit of wabi recommended simplicity, humility, respect and admiration for the action of time on things, refusing the superfluous, the artificial and the perfect essential to adhere to natural and imperfect, in the image of raku ceramics and ancient tea ceremony.