The perfect beauty of imperfection.. Axel Vervoordt

Muted tones, weathered surfaces, richly patinated antiques, and a mix of ancient and modern artworks that share abstract, universal qualities.. these are the signs of the art of Axel Vervoordt. Minimalist spaces where precedence is given to exquisite compositions of sculptural furnishings and art.. whatever Vervoordt does, it tends to be on an impressive scale.

Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt

Over the years, art has become a prominent part of Mr. Vervoordt interest. As his team, he often plays a curatorial role for clients, even continuing to make acquisitions for his foundation. Acquisitions that can range from an early-Cycladic head, more than 4,000 years old to a 15th-century Thai Buddha hand to postwar works by artists from the “Zero group” in Europe and the “Gutai Movement” in Japan, always looking for what is universal in art what is timeless,  like the work of Kazuo Shiraga, Lucio Fontana, Günther Uecker, Jef Verheyen, James Turrell or Anish Kapoor, among his few favorites.

Kanaal Buildings“..

Courtesy of: www.housebeautiful.com Interior of  "Kanaal Buildings", interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.housebeautiful.com. Detail of sculpture in a inner space of the “Kanaal project”, interior design by Axel Vervoordt

A Hiroshi Sugimoto picture and an Eileen Gray garden chair..

Courtesy of: www.architecturaldigest.com A Hiroshi Sugimoto photograpf and an Ellen Gray garden chair at "Kanaal Building", interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.architecturaldigest.com. A picture of Hiroshi Sugimoto and an Eileen Gray ‘s garden chair in a inner space of the “Kanaal complex”, Antwerp, interior design by Axel Vervoordt

His clients are fashinated by the Belgian antiquarian’s cerebral good taste. An early proponent of mixing antiques with contemporary art, Mr. Vervoordt creates refined interiors, linen-covered furniture, an earthy palette, old masters mixed with archeological artifacts, that reach for the sublime. It’s more than just aesthetics… every gorgeous shade of metal and earth with subtle mossy greens and sky blues thrown in for measure… the darkness has depth and texture revealing the complexity behind simple… the lightness is ethereal… everywhere we can breathe a composed peace.. a perfect balance. Only the images can do justice of the incredible work of the interior architect.. bon voyage…

Courtesy of: www.housebeautiful.com Interior of a  inner space of the "Kanaal project", interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.housebeautiful.com. Detail of an inner space of the “Kanaal complex”, Antwerp, interior design by Axel Venvoordt
Courtesy of: www.housebeautiful.com.  Interior of inner space of the "Kanaal project", interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.housebeautiful.com. Detail of an inner space of the “Kanaal complex”, Antwerp, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: of www.brookgiannetti.typepad.com. Detail of inner space of the "Kanaal project", interior design by Axel
Courtesy of: of www.brookgiannetti.typepad.com. Detail of an inner space of the “Kanaal complex”, Antwerp, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.brookgiannetti.typepad.com. Detail of inner space of the "Kanaal project", interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.brookgiannetti.typepad.com. Detail of an inner space of the “Kanaal complex”, Antwerp, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.brookgiannetti.typepad.com. Detail of inner space of the "Kanaal project", interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.brookgiannetti.typepad.com. Detail of an inner space of the “Kanaal complex”, Antwerp, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: ofwww.housebeautiful.com. Detail of inner space of the "Kanaal project", interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: ofwww.housebeautiful.com. Detail of an inner space of the “Kanaal complex”, Antwerp, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: ofwww.housebeautiful.com. Detail of an inner space of the "Kanaal complex", Antwerp, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: ofwww.housebeautiful.com. Detail of an inner space of the “Kanaal complex”, Antwerp, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.brookgiannetti.typepad.com.  Detail of a rustic "piece of Mountain furniture"  of an inner space of the "Kanaal complex", Antwerp, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.brookgiannetti.typepad.com. Detail of a rustic “piece of Mountain furniture” of an inner space of the “Kanaal complex”, Antwerp, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.brookgiannetti.typepad.com. Japanese wood shelves at "Kanaal complex", Antwerp, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.brookgiannetti.typepad.com. Japanese wood shelves at “Kanaal complex”, Antwerp, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.housebeautiful.com. Detail of a inner space of the "Kanaal complex", Antwerp, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.housebeautiful.com. Detail of a inner space of the “Kanaal complex”, Antwerp, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com: Detail of a staircase,interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Detail of a staircase, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com Detail of a living room, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Detail of a living room, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.trouvais.com. From the book "Waby Inspirations" by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.trouvais.com. From the book “Waby Inspirations” by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.elledecor.com. Detail of interior: on the wall a Lucio Fontana's artwork, design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.elledecor.com. Detail of interior: on the wall a Lucio Fontana’s artwork, design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.digital-debris.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.79ideas.com. Detail of bathroom of a Belgian home, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.79ideas.com. Detail of bathroom of a Belgian home, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.architecturaldigest.com. Dining gallery: circa-19th-century French chandeliers above a slate table in "Riviera villa", interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.architecturaldigest.com. Dining gallery: circa-19th-century French chandeliers above a slate table in “Riviera villa”, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.architecturaldigest.com. Detail of living room: painting by Kazuo Shiraga over a sitting area of "Portugal's Algarve home", interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.architecturaldigest.com. Detail of living room: painting by Kazuo Shiraga over a sitting area of “Portugal’s Algarve home”, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.architecturaldigest.com. Detail of a kitchen of a "Belgian Chateau", interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.architecturaldigest.com. Detail of a kitchen of a “Belgian Chateau”, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.trouvais.com. The kitchen of the 12th-century castle, near Antwerp, property of Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.trouvais.com. The kitchen of the 12th-century castle, near Antwerp, property of Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.garvinweasel.blogspot.it. Detail of the hall of the 12th-century castle, near Antwerp, property of Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.garvinweasel.blogspot.it. Detail of the hall of the 12th-century castle, near Antwerp, property of Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.garvinweasel.blogspot.it. "Venus room" of the 12th-century castle, near Antwerp, property of Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.garvinweasel.blogspot.it. “Venus room” of the 12th-century castle, near Antwerp, property of Axel Vervoordt

 A pure “Wabi-Sabi” inspirational interior design..

Wabistands for rustic simplicity, freshness or quietness, and can also be applied to both natural and human-made objects, or understated elegance… Sabiis beauty or serenity that comes with age, when the life of the object and its impermanence are evidenced in its patina and wear, or in any visible repairs. Wabi may be interpreted as the imperfect quality of any object… Sabi could be interpreted as the aspect of imperfect reliability, or limited mortality of any object.

Wabi-sabi learns us to find the most simple objects interesting, fascinating and beautiful…

Courtesy of: www.designtravaller.blogspot.it. "Wabi-Sabi" inspirational interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.designtravaller.blogspot.it. “Wabi-Sabi” inspirational interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.designtravaller.blogspot.it. "Wabi-Sabi" inspirational interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.designtravaller.blogspot.it. “Wabi-Sabi” inspirational interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.designtravaller.blogspot.it. "Wabi-Sabi" inspirational interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.designtravaller.blogspot.it. “Wabi-Sabi” inspirational interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.brooklynbrownstone.wordpress.com. "Wabi-Sabi" inspirational interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.brooklynbrownstone.wordpress.com. “Wabi-Sabi” inspirational interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.litwindavies.com. Destail of the vast showroom in the "Kanaal complex", interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.litwindavies.com. Detail of the vast showroom in the “Kanaal complex”, interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.belgianpearls.blogspot.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.belgianpearls.blogspot.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.belgianpearls.blogspot.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.belgianpearls.blogspot.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.curatedobjectsi.us. From the book "Wabi inspirations" by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.curatedobjectsi.us. From the book “Wabi inspirations” by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.apartmenttherapy.com. "Wabi-Sabi" inspirational interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.apartmenttherapy.com. “Wabi-Sabi” inspirational interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.iainclaridge.co.uk. "Wabi-Sabi" inspirational interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.iainclaridge.co.uk. “Wabi-Sabi” inspirational interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.vosgeparis.blogspot.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.vosgeparis.blogspot.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.theartfulblog.com. "Wabi-Sabi" inspirational interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.theartfulblog.com. “Wabi-Sabi” inspirational interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.cjdellatore.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt
Courtesy of: www.cjdellatore.com. Interior design by Axel Vervoordt

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