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Japanese Design

A unique, design aesthetic imbued with considered elegance and tranquillity.

Japanese design, be it antique and age-old or new and directional possesses innate simplicity. Both of form and of material. There is something elusive and elegant about it.

Colour palettes tend to be muted and nature-inspired. Natural woods with teamed with a palette of parchment whites and neutral hues. Accented and outlined with black or darker shades of indigo blue or graphite grey. Perhaps with a flash of red or a shot of mineral green. These subtle, nuanced schemes lend calm to any interior space. Hence the popularity of the Japanese aesthetic and the fascination with this unique design culture.

However, colour, brights and intricate detail abound, if you know where to look. Consider the silk kimono-clad lady entering stage left and bringing with her the prettiest palette of pastel brights. Or the vividly decorated and adorned floats seen at Japanese festivals. Or the pretty pink clouds of cherry blossom in flower across the landscape during Spring. We hope you like our small but growing collection of Japanese design for the home.

At Telescope Style we seek out, curate and sell destination-inspired, global homewares for modern living. Items with an unmistakable connection to a country, region, landscape or city. Hence, we source from well-travelled, design-led creatives, with a focus on quality, originality, and timelessness. Similarly, we sell a small but ever-changing selection of vintage and unique finds. So, join us on our journey as we edit and expand our collection. Track our travels. Meet our makers. Have your say and keep informed, by signing up to our monthly newsletter. We’d love to have you along for the ride!