Shibusa is a Japanese aesthetic principle associated with subtle, simple and unobtrusive beauty. It is most often characterized by the balance between two opposing elements in a single object or frame.
In this editorial, shibusa was used as the starting point for an abstract exploration of balance and form. In ‘Shibusa’ Muuto design pieces in muddied colors were arranged standing at odd angles, and piled together in strange configurations.
Creative Direction: Clemens Poloczek
Photographer: Alexander Kilian
Editor: Rosie Flanagan