Get to Know The Shibui Collection

Discover the simplicity and timelessness of the Shibui collection! Valiant's new collection reflects the Japanese principle of simple and subtle beauty. Each piece is carefully designed to offer endless styling options so you can create unforgettable event spaces. Read on to hear from Samuel Clarke, Creative Director & Procurement Manager at Valiant, to learn more about the collection and how you can create vibrant and understated elegance at your next event.

How would you describe the Shibui collection?

Shibui is Valiant’s new events range for minimalists who want a little more. The collection features simple, angular metal framing in black or white with hard-wearing (waterproof!) synthetic rattan detail - perfect for indoor or outdoor events. The cushions also come in a range of colours to suit different event styles and colour themes.

Where did you draw your inspiration from?

‘Shibui’ is a Japanese principal surrounding the aesthetic of simple and subtle beauty. The collection pieces were inspired by mid-century design that has this minimalism and simplicity at its core. The collection creates a sense of poise and calm (which we could all use a little more of in 2020)!

Which piece of furniture is your favourite and why?

I love the armchairs! The Shibui armchairs are incredibly stunning and elegant as stand-alone pieces. Even more so with the addition of the feature cushions in Blue-Grey, Burnt Orange and Olive Green.

What do you love most about the new collection?

Its versatility! The black pieces are great for moody, sophisticated and minimal event styles as they are quite dramatic and really speak for themselves. I’ve been inspired by the Japandi trend and love to see these pieces styled with earthy tones and materials.

The white pieces can then take on another life entirely depending on the context, setting and styling of your event. Add in some bright colours for a fun outdoor summer party, lush greenery for a tropical vibe, or tonal blues for a Hamptons or coastal feel.

What type of events would work well with the pieces?

The Shibui range is an indoor/outdoor range, so the options are endless. These pieces would be ideal for spring racing and outdoor festive season celebrations right through to evening cocktail seating. I also think the Shibui dining chair makes a show-stopping ceremony chair, also!

What advice can you give to those styling their next event using the Shibui collection?

The minimal design and neutral colour palette of the Shibui range really make it ideal for styling up or down to suit a range of events and styles. The pieces have been designed to work with our existing events collections. Speak to your Valiant stylist about putting together a custom style guide for your next event.

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