CLEAN, STRUCTURAL SHAPES
If there’s one key design ethos that underpins both Japanese and Scandinavian style, it’s a commitment to clean lines. Nordic interiors often nod to the balance of form and function, finding clever solutions to small spaces, making the most of simple natural materials and maximising limited light on the Northern Hemisphere’s shortest winter days. With such a penchant for the practical, simplicity is the name of the game.
“Look out for super sleek, almost architectural lines. Airy loft apartment optional.”
- Jakki Pay, Design Director Fashion & Home
Japanese design is still firmly no-fuss, although curvier shapes are more common – our Janna floor lamp has them in all the right places. Materials like marble, stone and glass are just as key, with darker, stained wood alongside pale beech and ash tones. When it comes to furniture, it’s worth taking it all down a notch - lower coffee tables, futons and low-slung chairs keep it feeling a little more casual and nod to Japan’s design heritage.