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Claudia Afshar creates collection inspired by the Japanese "Ukiyo"

Cosentino talks to Claudia Afshar about Ukiyo, the new collection she has designed for Dekton, which is inspired by the textures of nature. This was her process of inspiration and conceptualisation to bring this collection to life.

The Japanese word “ukiyo” is commonly translated as “floating world” or “ephemeral world”. Delving a little deeper into its meaning, it could be summed up as “living in the moment, detached from the bothers of life”. The use of this concept in interior design and architecture allows for the creation of spaces that promote serenity, contemplation and appreciation of the beauty of everyday life.

The collection is an invitation to enter a world where time passes leisurely and the present moment is the only thing that matters, enjoying the beauty of natural textures. Claudia is a self-confessed lover of Japandi style, which combines Japanese minimalism with elements of Scandinavian design. These influences can be clearly seen in this collection, which aims for a minimalist and quiet luxury.

'With Ukiyo we want everyone to feel that they can design spaces of timeless beauty, connecting the inside of the house with the outside. We want to reach the general public', Claudia says.

By using grooved textures, depth, volume and richness can be added to spaces. This collection allows you to play with the same colour in different textures, and this is exactly what minimalism design is all about: using neutral colours in different textures to add a touch of complexity.

Read the full interview here.

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