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Shibui: A New Line of Timeless Homewares
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I’m really loving the homewares from newly formed houseware brand Shibui, a collaboration between designers Constantino Hoursoglou and Athanasios Babalis. Shibui is inspired by the Japanese philosophy of shibui, referring to a simple, subtle, and unobtrusive beauty.

frank LW tray

Based in Switzerland, the designers aimed to take a stand against mass consumerism by creating objects that are high quality, yet natural and sustainable. Each item is produced by small, family-owned producers in Europe.

frank LW tray

eso serving tray

bOx modular jewelry box

iceCube wine cooler & fruit bowl

iceCube wine cooler & fruit bowl

links candle holder

links candle holder

links candle holder

O wine bottle opener

O wine bottle opener

pianoforte coat rack

pianoforte coat rack

staphylos, pebble-shaped fruit bowl

shibui-apeiro-2

36 side tables

36 side tables and coat rack

36 coat rack

The line debuted this year at both IMM Cologne and Maison & Objet.

After surviving a quarter life crisis, Nanette went from working in healthcare canadian meds to pursuing her loves of design, food and writing. During the day she works in social media marketing, by night she writes for Design Milk. You can find more of her work at nanettewong.com.