Friday, June 4, 2010
Recently I received a consultation from a customer who wants to build a house with decor inspired by Bali, Indonesia.
It is still planning roughly, so that I do not know whether we can do it together or not. However, I would like to introduce the design to you a little.
In North America, it is no doubt that Asian decor which includes Japanese is one design trend.
As for Southeast Asia, including Bali, I think there's almost a longing for a distant country in North America.
The theme of the interior is "Asian Aesthetics of simplicity, serenity and harmony".
Unique items that are placed there are produced now.
Famous manufacturers produce some bronze coloured faucets and a bamboo-shaped faucet. Bronze colour appears old time and bamboo design echoes the peace and serenity found in nature.
In North America gold or silver colour in faucet has been in popular, it has been turned into something a little less glitz like satin nickel colour.
In Japan, when we look for the ethnic products, we must rely on imports from Southeast Asia, but in North America there are a lot of manufacturers which have designed products by themselves.
Of course, in fact, some manufacturers are placed for producing in China because of low wages, but quality control and inspection, design centers have been remained in home country.
In Japan houses become the same design. When a modern design becomes in fashion, all major home builder builds it with modern and simple design without exception.
"Fashion = profitable" "Same fashion = safe". They are a nature of Japanese.
People who want to express your individuality with Asian influences are always under stress, because major housing companies cannot reply to their demand.
(If Asian influences become popular, the companies would build homes with only Asian influences.)
In any event, the Japanese House design fashion has been delayed in several years and I think that Japan is an underdeveloped country in the wealth of home building.