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