AXEL VERVOORDT | IMPERFECT BEAUTY

by franhein

“Decorate, not decorating,” proclaims Axel Vervoordt. The antique dealer, gallery owner, and philosopher, this 71-year-old Belgian is one of the most renowned interior design gurus on the planet. His minimalist and mystical spaces, devoid of artifice, are characterized by their extraordinary harmony and serenity.

 

Vervoodt is the ultimate champion of Wabi philosophy: an oriental-inspired current that defends the beauty of imperfection and promotes the value of simplicity and connection with nature. His book Spirit Wabi captures that particular philosophy that has led him to become one of the favorite interior designers of the jet. The Belgian has signed the houses of celebrities such as Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Robert de Niro and Bill Gates amongst others.

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