Wabi Sabi represents a restrained and imperfect aesthetic. Originating from 15th century Japan, practitioners believe in finding beauty in the transient nature of things rather than allowing perfection to dictate our choices.
This has been ingrained in Japanese culture for thousands of years and we can see that the constant flux of things has been reflected in their art such as in Ikebana, Japanese and Zen gardens, tea ceremonies and poetry.
(Ryōan-ji zen garden)
We can find this world view used in design that is simplistic, economic and authentic in which “nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect”.
We like to think that Provider goods embody the Wabi Sabi philosophy, as our candles, cushions and dinnerware are handmade using natural materials. They will gradually fade and wear over time with good use and will bring a rustic charm to your home.
Words: Patricia Hou