Sanc­tu­ary

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A ma­jor in­former of a new aes­thetic and at­ti­tude is the al­most re­li­gious sense of sanc­tu­ary, seren­ity and self-care.

It’s a com­mod­ity now, a genre that has evolved be­yond spa-style in­ter­pre­ta­tions of Zen min­i­mal­ism to be­come the lo­cus of a new de­sign lan­guage that, though ob­vi­ously dis­creet and re­fined, is also the new fron­tier in lux­ury – eye-wa­ter­ingly so. Christophe del­court’s ‘echos’ col­lec­tion was the most ex­quis­ite ex­am­ple of this. draw­ing in­spi­ra­tion from re­li­gious vo­cab­u­lary – the rigour of an al­tar, the ar­chi­tec­ture of ron­champ Chapel – del­court cham­pi­oned an as­ceti­cism that pays trib­ute to the re­turn of the nat­u­ral­ness of all things. no use­less hue ef­fects, no es­ca­la­tion in the use of ma­te­ri­als or pat­tern, but a pure mono­chrome fra­ter­nity of form in oak, elm, traver­tine and felt that con­sti­tutes a visual pro­gres­sion in which the lin­ear and or­ganic con­verse and com­ple­ment each other. ev­ery piece was a psalm on its own, but col­lec­tively they were ab­so­lute heaven. christophedel­court.com

ABOVE ban­dura, a range of ceramic vases for faina by ukra­nian de­signer vic­to­ria yakusha in­spired by the spir­i­tual na­ture of mu­si­cal in­stru­ments 8 faina.de­sign/en

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