This hidden fireplace has been inspired by a Japanese philosophy!

Fireplaces are usually an attraction point in the interior decor of a space, but in Casa Decor, it is more of a hidden gem. The team appreciates traditional Japanese aesthetics inspired by the wabi-sabi philosophy, which encourages an appreciation for imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete things. The characteristics of wabi-sabi aesthetics and principles include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, modesty, intimacy, and the appreciation of both natural objects and the forces of nature – something that is clearly seen throughout the project and this fireplace. The designer viewed the crack in the wall as a gap in the professional architectural scene and turned it into an opportunity that elevated the room, much like cracks being metaphorical openings leading to projects that make you immerse yourself into a study that will eventually give you winds. Casa Decor is a range of home products designed keeping sustainability in mind.

“We propose to create an aesthetic paradigm based on nature that returns, in a good way, good sense and reason, to the art of living. Return to a more contemplative life and temporarily slow down a frenzied society. We defend a project where sustainability refers to recovering the works of craft workshops in our country,” says Santos.

Designer: Lorna-de-Santos