Zen philosophy of interior design

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Zen philosophy of interior design

  1. ZenInterior Design Philosophy Mansi Shukla-Goklaney
  2. Zen : Meaning & OriginZen /zen/: A 12th century Japanese school ofMahayana Buddhism emphasizing the value ofmeditation and intuition rather than ritual worship orstudy of scriptures. Sanskrit origin: Dhyana (meditation)“Living fully and authentically in the present momentmakes each instant of one’s life a peak experience.”
  3. Zen : Principles of DesignAsymmetry"Uniformity of design was considered fatal to thefreshness of imagination…designs which areasymmetrical are more dynamic, active”
  4. Zen : Principles of DesignSimplicityZen eschews gaudy, ornate and over embellished infavour of sparse, fresh & neat…minimalist design
  5. Zen : Principles of DesignAusterityReduce everything to the “pitch of essence”.
  6. Zen : Principles of DesignNaturalnessZen is artless, without pretense, or self-consciousness.It’s bare wood, unpolished stone, and flowers in thebackyard!
  7. Zen : Principles of DesignFreedom from Worldly AttachmentsBuddhist philosophy not to be bound to life, things orrules
  8. Zen : Principles of DesignSubtle Profunditywithin Zen lies a deep reserve, a mysterious, shadowydarkness…the hint of soft moonlight through askylight.
  9. Zen : AppliedSimplicity lack of clutter, minimalist approach, use natural objects eg stone and wood…low furniture with simple straight linesOrnament & Purpose essentials, remove things without purpose and highlight one or two items and watch them stand outMindfulness conscious and purposeful environment, choose items with determination eg: retaining plants inside the homeLighting lots of it…placing simple sculpting can create an ever changing dynamic resulting in flow of positive energyColours earthy tones reflect a harmonious palette or possibilities, colours should be given with decorative objects

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