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DISCOVER JAPANDI AND COMBINE THE BEST OF TWO WORLDS

A wind of change is blowing through design land. As the name already suggests, Japandi stands for Japanese style with a Scandinavian touch. So it’s no coincidence that the Quick-Step designers are big fans of this philosophy. Just as Japandi brings together the best of two worlds, they develop floors that are not only beautiful and authentic, but also low maintenance and sustainable.

13 July 2021

DISCOVER JAPANDI AND COMBINE THE BEST OF TWO WORLDS

A wind of change is blowing through design land. As the name already suggests, Japandi stands for Japanese style with a Scandinavian touch. So it’s no coincidence that the Quick-Step designers are big fans of this philosophy. Just as Japandi brings together the best of two worlds, they develop floors that are not only beautiful and authentic, but also low maintenance and sustainable.

JAPANDI

On the world map, Scandinavia and Japan are thousands of kilometres apart. And yet in terms of design they share much more than is obvious at first sight. Japandi is more than just an interior trend. It’s a life philosophy and the best proof that some values are universal. So the Norwegians look for ‘hygge’ or well-being by bringing sustainable materials into the home, while the Japanese seek beauty in imperfection under the motto ‘wabi-sabi’. It’s only a difference in semantics that ultimately results in the same minimalist design language. Think of Zen interiors that contribute to harmony in the home through their simple and sober design, while a love of nature goes hand in hand with the human need for security and warmth.

A BLANK CANVAS WITH THE FLOOR AS THE STARTING POINT

A return to the essence and the search for calm means that we only want to surround ourselves with objects that have a meaning. So Japandi approaches each interior as a blank canvas that makes space for emptiness. It invites us to reduce design to the minimum and make each decision consciously. It all begins with the choice of flooring and then you can sketch out the rest of your interior and play with contrasts. Think of a sleek concrete tiled floor as a foundation for a wooden cabinet wall. Combined with a harmonious colour palette in neutral shades like sand, brown and beige, it turns your home into an oasis of calm. Add a personal touch by surrounding yourself with inspiring books, a meaningful painting, or handmade ceramics. With plants, organic shapes, and sustainable materials you enhance the feeling of well-being, and by choosing a warm wooden floor you can really play the nature card.

THE BEST OF TWO WORLDS

Japandi brings the best of two worlds together, and coincidentally that has always been Quick-Step’s mainspring. As pioneers, since the very beginning the designers have developed timeless floors that are not only low maintenance and sustainable, but also beautiful and authentic. In order to get close to the beauty of nature with all its imperfections, they also have an eye for variety down to the smallest details with a unique, realistic look & feel as the result. And because the choice of flooring is just as decisive as the first stroke on a blank canvas, Quick-Step offers a wide range of sizes, colours and finishings in its laminate and vinyl collections. This allows you to express your personality and your house becomes a warm home where you can be completely yourself.

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