EightyTwo ◆ 20 Apr 2021
Japanese zen philosophy of wabi-sabi was incorporated into the concept in pursuit of an interior that evokes calmness and promoted well-being. A soothing palette of off-white, earth hues and wood tones was utilised to create a space that straddles luxurious and ruminant. A wall in the living room was stripped bare of plaster to allow the red bricks to make a statement, drawing parallels to the red tiled roofs of the low-rise shophouses outside the windows in the living room. And raw concrete beams which were discovered hidden within the false ceiling prior to renovation were left exposed as-is, providing a textural juxtaposition of the raw and the refined, adding to the wabi-sabi appeal. Round-edged top cabinets in the kitchen, vanity top in the main bathroom and segmental arch at the windows in the living room give a nod to the Art Deco era architecture found in Tiong Bahru.
Defying labels, debunking conventions, and transcending trends– EightyTwo designs are the distilled essence of people and how they live. Everything you touch, feel, and perceive is the metamorphism of a long, tedious creative process and a carefully curated collection of artistic decisions. Just like our name, our designs are open-ended, allowing for multiple interpretations and a symbolic representation of our creativity.