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.
Photographer: Alexander Kilian
Creative Direction: Clemens Poloczek
Editor: Rosie Flanagan