The Japanese people are quite skilled when it comes to interior design and decorating. From Shoji screens to calligraphy prints and platform-beds to rice-paper lamps or rugs made from natural fibers, Japan has contributed a great deal to the aesthetic dimension of both office life and domestic life. The Japanese have an eye for detail and a keen sense for the bigger picture, all for the sake of creating harmony and balance.
Inspired by the Zen philosophy and the art of Feng Shui, the Japanese people have achieved a unique approach to interior design that combines simplicity with a refined taste in modern décor. Living on an island with so little space, compared to the size of their population, the people of Japan have acquired a mindful relationship to physical space and the placement of material possessions. Everything has a purpose and a place and nothing goes unnoticed or ignored.
In today’s world of disposable objects, the Japanese technique of spatial design, Feng Shui, has a lot to teach us about the value of our belongings and the empty space that surrounds them. As a matter of concern, many people might say that it’s the empty space that means the most. Feng Shui is based on energy flow or chi, and literally means balance and harmony. It advocates a clutter-free living-space and workplace as a way of putting the mind in order, so when the senses are free of clutter and chaos, the mind follows suit by reorganizing sensations and their associated thoughts and feelings. This balance between one’s inner and outer worlds cultivates an attitude of peace and harmony.
Relying on simplicity, the Japanese approach to interior design is very consistent with the environmentally responsible ‘Green movement’ and its eco-friendly practices. Inspired by this tradition and its contemporary style, Haiku Designs has been dedicated to promoting and employing environmental stewardship through the trade of eco friendly furniture and Green practices since it opened its doors over twenty-five years ago. We sell a variety of Asian inspired and green furniture that not only embodies the Japanese culture but also fuses it with the needs of modern society.