Courtesy Norm Architects

Japandi is a word that’s been creeping into design blogs and magazines over the last 18 months – but what does it mean?

A portmanteau, Japandi encapsulates the symbiosis between Japanese and Scandinavian design aesthetics. While hundreds of thousands of miles apart geographically, the two countries share many similarities and values in their design culture, from their appreciation of natural materials and rustic minimalism to their championing of comfort and function as the benchmark of quality design.

Think clean lines, natural, warm woods, light colours and naked materials. We’ve collected some of our favourite Japandi architecture projects and interiors on our Pinterest mood board to showcase this cross-cultural design aesthetic.

See more Japandi interiors on our moodboard on Pinterest



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