Design with Imperfections
The roughness of an imperfect glaze; a crumbling wall. The quiet beauty in these elements is perfectly expressed in the Japanese worldview of wabi sabi. Wabi describes the quirks that bring a unique spirit to an object. Sabi is the grace that comes with age.
Northern Elmwood, Lacquer Shanxi, China W: 34.0" D: 18.75" H: 15.0"
Contemporary artist Michael Thompson creates whimsical kites from split bamboo and vintage ephemera collected during his travels.
Silk, Bamboo, Muslin United States W: 44.25" D: 2.5" H: 60.75"