IN A 1567 HOME IN ANTWERP…WABI-SABI & ZEN PHILOSOPHY

Dans cette vieille maison de ville d’Anvers construite en 1567, le galeriste Boris Vervoordt (fils d’Axel Vervoordt dont je vous ai parlé) affine, avec talent, une approche intimiste de l’art contemporain. Lire l’article sur Côté Maison, riche d’informations sur le lieu et l’intérêt des Vervoordt pour l’art contemporain, l’esthétique wabi et la philosophie zen. Enjoy…

GRAANMARKT 13, ANTWERP – BELGIUM

The Apartment of Graanmarkt13 is probably one the place that would bring me back to the heart of a City. Designed by Vincent Van Duysen, the Architect is the one with Axel Vervoordt (Also from Antwerp) who know how to create the perfect places. (read previous post about Alex Vervoordt) Graanmarkt 13 is a restaurant, a…

SALVAGED INTERIORS, BASICS TO WABI-SABI AESTHETIC CONCEPT

Hello Folks, I wrote a post about Wabi-Sabi aesthetic concept last October (to read here) introducing the work of Axel Vervoordt at the Greenwich Hotel in Brooklyn. To go further, shall we have a look at what Wabi spirit really is? The concept depicts the imperfect beauty of craftsmanship and nature in the interiors. Japanese philosophy…

WABI-SABI by AXEL VERVOORDT

The most expressive sense of Wabi-Sabi for me: philosophy that embraces quietude and modesty The three-bedroom penthouse Vervoordt has built atop the existing hotel is designed in the spirit of wabi-sabi, a Japanese philosophy that embraces humility at its core; Vervoordt explains it as a way of saying “thank you” to nature (wabi means “sober refinement”…