Belgian designer and antiques collector, gallery owner, author of three books Axel Vervoordt talks about inspiration by the Japanese wabi philosophy. It based on simplicity and restraint, on a rejection of everything excessive, extreme and artificial, on using natural materials and ancient objects. Vervoordt designed houses for Kanye West and Kim Kardashian.
0:43 — The exhibition in Venice
03:31 — Time, pure and buddism in art
08:40 — Japanese art philosophy
15:47 — Watching and analyzing paintings
24:32 — What wabi-sabi is
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