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Wabi-sabi office

After the Danish ‘hygge’ and Swedish ‘lagom’ there comes the Japanese ‘wabi-sabi’. Trendsetters unanimously speculate that wabi-sabi will rule in 2018. The Japanese aesthetics of wabi-sabi can be defined as the beauty that is "imperfect, impermanent and incomplete."

According to Leonard Koren, wabi-sabi is "the most conspicuous and characteristic feature of traditional Japanese beauty and it occupies roughly the same position in the Japanese pantheon of aesthetic values as do the Greek ideals of beauty and perfection in the West."¹ [¹Koren, Leonard (1994). Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers. Stone Bridge Press.]

Exemplary implementations and stylisations displaying the features of wabi-sabi aesthetics:

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Shall we meet at Warsaw Central Rail Station or West Station? Case study - Balma for PKP

The designing and complex furnishing of PKP SA offices has been one of the biggest projects of that kind carried out by  Balma Showroom in Warsaw. The interior design concept has been inspired by the typographic elements characteristic for PKP and the architecture of PKP train stations of the biggest cities in Poland. The scale and project implementation time have been unparalleled. Balma has declared to deliver to the Client four fully furnished storeys of the West Station building together with more than 700 work stations within 7 weeks.

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An interview with Wiktoria Lenart – designer, author of Balma PLUS stunning photo session and Bartek Sadowski, the photographer.

Autumn has already arrived, so we want to take you on an exciting tour now!
A photo session created by Wiktoria Lenart is a great example of cooperation between a designer and producer. The product itself becomes the main character of a certain story, in which it is brought to the forefront ... however, in a surreal way, which will leave lots of possible interpretations. The designer of BALMA PLUS System winks at all of us and approaches office space in a funny, even facetious, manner by showing the furniture from BALMA PLUS Collection in an unusual convention...

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