Brand new British interiors brand Scion launched their début collection, Melinki, to huge success last year, and proved that great style can be affordable. Now they’re back for 2013 with a brand new range, Wabi Sabi.
Inspired by the ideals and aesthetics of traditional Japanese design, the name actually originates from Japanese philosophy and embraces two separate concepts. ‘Wabi’, humble and simple, combined with ‘Sabi’, aged and weathered. When brought together, they represent an acceptance of imperfection and of flawed beauty, and celebrate all that is lovely about the less-than-perfect. The idea has long played a part in Japanese fashion design, and has now been brought into the home by Scion.
The striking and eclectic collection of prints, weaves and wallcoverings encapsulates the spirit of long-standing traditional techniques and methods, including block printing, shibori and batik (forms of cloth-dying). With an enchanting mix of abstract, organic, geometric and floral designs, each piece is a powerful statement individually but can also be mixed to create a truly stunning visual display. Painterly touches add to the natural approach, and blend with chevron, ombre and floral motifs to create a contradictory yet harmonious décor. With a rich colour palette of midnight indigo, sassy raspberry, moss green and many more tantalising shades, your home will be brought to life by a taste of Eastern design and promise.
The collection will be available nationally and internationally from March 2013. For more information on stockists, please call 0845 123 6805 or visit Scion online.