Our Contemporary Wabi-Sabi Garden attempts to find a balance between the ancient aesthetic philosophy of appreciating the beauty in the naturally imperfect, and the contemporary aesthetic which boasts minimalistic clean lines. In turn, we find this design challenge celebrates who we are here at Drake’s 7 Dees: young, contemporary landscape designers rooted in a distinguished and time-tested landscpape desing + build company, whose owner is a board of trustees member at the Portland Japanese Garden. Beyond that, we just hope it wows people! We’ll be using simple, basic materials in unique, new ways that inspires an experience different yet comfortable; modern yet nostalgic.
Mouse over the plus signs above to listen as Drake’s 7 Dees Senior Landscape Designer, Steven Kurvers, describes his inspriation for the Contemporary Wabi-Sabi Garden along with its various components.