Top 10 Furniture Designs to Infuse Japandi Aesthetics into Your Modern Home

I truly believe that a well-designed piece of furniture can add a magical touch to even the simplest living spaces! Beautifully designed, clean and almost always soothing minimalist furniture helps a space exude an aura of warmth and calm. They instantly make you feel at home. And, today, many designers embrace the “Japanese” aesthetic when designing furniture. So what is Japandi? It is an amalgamation of Japanese and Scandinavian words and marries Japanese and Scandinavian aesthetics. It’s the clever blend of Japanese and Scandinavian design. These furniture designs are not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional! Incorporate this collection of Japandi-inspired furniture into your home, to create a living space that will truly feel like a haven.

1. Outside

Outside In is a multi-functional, shape-shifting table that incorporates hand-carved grooves into its wooden frame to resemble the raked ruts of Japanese Zen gardens.

Why is this remarkable?

Japanese Zen gardens have provided endless inspiration for designers. While the sheer meditative quality of zen gardens is enough to spark new ideas, the artful design of zen gardens rakes in its own creative vision for designers. Sabu Studio, a Melbourne-based furniture, lighting and object design company, found its own creative vision through Japanese Zen gardens when designing the minimalist Outside In table.

What we like

  • Features a winding wooden surface that resembles the hand-crafted grooves of a Zen garden.
  • Outside In is a clever piece of furniture that would find its place in the common areas of the hotel industry or even in event rooms.

What we don’t like

2.Lur

Lur is a collection of furniture that includes potted planters that double as seating in the most organic way. It was designed for Alki, a brand that always seeks to collaborate with local businesses, which makes it all the more special as it brings together distinct skills and materials.

Why is this remarkable?

To create the Lur collection, designer Iratzoki Lizaso traveled to Goicoechea Pottery and worked with the local team. The pottery workshop is based in Ortzaize in Lower Navarre, a few kilometers from Alki. The Goicoechea family has been working with terracotta for three generations. The materials used, solid oak and clay from the Goicoechea family quarry, are entirely natural here.

What we like

  • All products have soft curves and organic shapes with a warm aesthetic thanks to the choice of materials and CMF details
  • The collection is centered around the idea of ​​flowerpots that can serve as both shelves and coffee tables.

What we don’t like

3. The Diag Desktop

The Diag desk is a minimalist and modern desk designed to optimize desk space while incorporating storage features like removable leather compartments. When it comes to desks, the simpler the better. Offices rooted in simplicity, either through a minimalist approach or by embracing Scandinavian aesthetics, typically offer a lot of practicality while maintaining a stripped-down design.

Why is this remarkable?

Given its minimalist construction, more space can be devoted to the desk table top, where most of the desk functions are reserved. Polish designer Marek Błażucki’s Diag Desk is a type of minimalist design that incorporates storage systems into its construction, ensuring that users have ample desk space while keeping their necessary stationery close at hand.

What we like

  • Incorporates many storage systems into its construction
  • Ensures stationery does not fall out

What we don’t like

  • There are many visually similar desks on the market

4. Pagoda

Shanghai-based Stellar Works has teamed up with American design studio Bassam Fellows to create an East-West style chair that can fit in your dining room, office pantry or freestanding cafe.

Why is this remarkable?

Pagoda is inspired by both the café culture of Shanghai in the 1920s and the café chairs of Vienna in the 19th century. Apart from being well-designed, it is also very convenient to assemble it as there are only six pieces in the package.

What we like

  • Inspired by the cantilevered, upward-curving doorways of pagodas in Asia
  • You can choose from different finishes depending on the design of your home or professional space

What we don’t like

5. The Plot Twist Library

PLOT TWIST Libraries

PLOT TWIST library concept

Prolific German furniture designer Deniz Aktay recently introduced the Plot Twist Bookcase. It is a piece of furniture made up of four separate twisted wooden elements. They are connected to each other, shaping and creating a stable form.

Why is this remarkable?

The design of the bookcase allows it to be accessible from all sides. As with most of Deniz Aktay’s product designs, this library is oddly satisfying. The curves are present as on the designer’s other projects. Additionally, most of Aktay’s works have undergone bending or twisting, such as the Wavelet, the Tie Stool, and The Pet Table.

What we like

  • Shelves accommodate similar sized books for a clutter-free look
  • The bookcase is stable and stands on its own

What we don’t like

6. Eleven

Eleven desk details

Office Concept Eleven

Eleven is not just a number or that fictional character from a TV series. Eleven may soon be known as a special office designed to make working from home more fun and productive.

Why is this remarkable?

The Eleven desk designed by Alberto Monteón can be a godsend. The industrial designer considered his experience and needs as a creative professional. The desk is ideal for those who have a lot of stuff and need to be organized to help them finish their tasks on time. The desk looks sturdy with the thickness of the top and the legs. It has enough spaces for everything you need to work.

What we like

  • The table surface can accommodate your laptop, keyboard, monitor and mouse. In addition, there is enough space for your books, documents, pens and cup.
  • There are hooks where you can hang your bag and headphones, plus another tier for more stuff

What we don’t like

7. Acrobat

Acrobat is a multi-functional storage piece that combines the security features of an entryway table with the hanging function of a coat rack.

Why is this remarkable?

As we continue to shrink our living spaces, the more multifunctional our furniture, the better. Smaller spaces don’t necessarily mean less living space. Multifunctional furniture helps make more room for living while taking care of many of our household chores. We usually have our own system for organizing EDC items like keychains, wallets, and phones. Entry tables and coat racks usually take the brunt of these organizational needs, so finding multifunctionality in their design is key to keeping our homes decluttered. Acrobat, a multifunctional coat rack designed by João Teixeira, combines the storage elements of an entrance table with those of a coat rack.

What we like

  • Metal tube tops can also be used to hang clothes or hats without the need for a hanger
  • The wooden shell that connects the beams provides a safe space to store EDC items like wallets, phones and key rings

What we don’t like

  • Can occupy a significant amount of space

8. The Unstable

InsTable Construction

Design of the InsTable concept

The InsTable is a side table that you can easily move and transport. It can be easily transported and moved to a different location as you can grab the furniture and go. However, he is really unstable as he only comes with two legs. He can’t stand on his own because he has to stand against a wall for support.

Why is this remarkable?

This unique table may not always be reliable, but it can be the perfect conversation starter. It will definitely attract everyone’s attention with its unique shape. Having only two legs doesn’t really require a permanent fix, but it does require some form of physical support.

What we like

  • It works as a place for items you want to be close at hand

What we don’t like

  • May be unstable design

9. The fabric coffee table

Characterized by its curved book stand that functions as the centerpiece of the table, the curvy personality of the Cloth coffee table is found throughout its construction. The bookcase also strikes a balance between boldness and elegance, providing a weighty centerpiece that helps anchor the coffee table, without dominating available table space. Featuring slightly bold elements like a wavy table edge that mimics the look of a live edge, the Cloth Coffee Table maintains a dynamic profile without dominating the room.

Why is this remarkable?

Doing minimalism before it was cool, the Japanese and Scandinavians share many common design principles, including an emphasis on warmth, grounding and a subdued color palette for an overall soothing effect. In an effort to merge these principles to design Cloth, Teixeira hoped to strike a “balance between boldness and elegance, depending on the angle”.

What we like

  • A clever blend of Japanese and Scandinavian design philosophies
  • The curved book stand is a distinctive feature

What we don’t like

10. Hidden

Hidden is an unconventional litter box designed to be unobtrusive in design and fit into any modern home. The hardest part of owning a cat has to be taking care of the litter box. The cats manage and take care of themselves, but we take care of the litter box. Litter boxes aren’t designed for aesthetics, so cat owners generally need to find inconspicuous places to keep the litter box out of sight and out of mind.

Why is this remarkable?

It’s never cute to have a litter box in the bathroom or even in the basement, but our cats have to go there when they have to. The designers at YUPD studio took it upon themselves to conceptualize a litter box called Hidden that is unobtrusive by design, so it can be placed anywhere in the home.

What we like

What we don’t like

About Gertrude H. Kerr

Check Also

Scandinavian spaces shake things up

This press release is submitted and posted here in its original, unedited form by Furniture …