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Our readers already know that Imagicasa is a big fan of wabi sabi, so we get always very excited about every new project that approaches the style in its own way. The beautiful furniture collection by Caffe Latte combined with designer Tasnim Ashraf’s creative vision brought about an inspiring studio that immediately charms us.
The studio is situated in the heart of North Africa’s largest business centre and consists of several rooms. With the help of a rustic style and elegant furniture pieces from the Portuguese brand Caffe Latte, a warm, cosy space is created. The brand contains a collection of furniture pieces, lighting and accessories, that will all fit in many interiors. Their motto is ‘less is more’, and we clearly notice this in their minimalist and functional designs, which often use neutral colours such as white, brown, and beige. The pieces are all high-quality, with a high degree of finishing, and are not too prominent. In that way, the attention is not distracted too much from the whole.
There is beauty in simplicity, according to Caffe Latte. Wabi Sabi Studio clearly emphasises that vision. Wabi sabi is a Japanese philosophy which refers to a simple, modest life in which you take everything as it comes. Imperfections are accepted, and that trend is continued in the interiors from this style. We see that for example in the authentic, raw materials throughout the studio. Furthermore, we find a modern minimalistic interior, in which soft colours ensure much warmth.
A modern minimalistic interior, in which soft colours ensure much warmth
Upon entering the studio, the Body Chair, the statement piece of the room designed by Masquespacio, immediately catches the eye. The bedroom is home to the Minelli Bed, along with the Cocoa bedside table and the Sugar carpet as the perfect complement. The Amy Lamp and the Etta Pendant, on the other hand, bring a midcentury vibe. The beautifully soft Cassia Modular Sofa and the Ceylon Side Table add comfort to the space, while the Hudson Armchair, with its clean lines, provides a nice contrast. Finally, the Empire Coffee Table, a real eye-catcher, should definitely be mentioned. Its subtle golden grooves add a classy touch to the whole.
The wabi sabi style is continued throughout the room, leading to a serene end result in which simplicity, tranquillity, and warmth are the main features. According to the Japanese philosophy, it is important to learn to accept imperfections, but in our opinion, this interior certainly approaches perfection. Images courtesy of Caffe Latte