source : www.design-dautore.com
The rural design is unique for each country, region or community, it represents the old influence revealed in the aspect of the house and of its interior. We can give olny a few examples , because of the variaty of local traditions : the scandinavian rural design, the east-european rural style, especially the Romanian neat and beautifuly detailed style, the Japanese wabi-sabi, the Dutch clean style,the French romantic rural style and so on.
Wabi-sabi (侘寂?) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete”. It is a concept derived from the Buddhist teaching of the three marks of existence (三法印 sanbōin?), specifically impermanence (無常 mujō?), the other two being suffering (苦 ku?) and emptiness or absence of self-nature (空 kū?).
Characteristics of the wabi-sabi aesthetic include asymmetry, asperity (roughness or irregularity), simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy and appreciation of the ingenuous integrity of natural objects and processes.
In western use:
Designer Leonard Koren (b. 1948) in 1994 published Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets & Philosophers as an examination of wabi-sabi, contrasting it with Western ideals of beauty. According to Penelope Green, Koren’s book subsequently “became a talking point for a wasteful culture intent on penitence and a touchstone for designers of all stripes.”
Haiku in English adapt the wabi-sabi aesthetic, with spare, minimalist poems that evoke loneliness and transience, such as Nick Virgilio‘s “autumn twilight:/ the wreath on the door/ lifts in the wind”.
refference : wikipedia.org
Here is a wonderful example of wabi sabi influence: the Danish couple Lotte and Björn’s beautiful and relaxing holiday home in Valbonne, France.
source : wabisabi-style.blogspot.fr
An important and relevant aspect is represented by the folchloric details:
shabby chic by romanians artisans | designist.ro
Details from Culture Soup, Romanian studio | designist.ro
Cai Verzi pe Pereti studio, Made in RO, created wallpapers and pieces of furniture with rural inspiration | designist.ro