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Acacia Fabrics’ Signature Upholstery Boasts the Residential Interior for its Simplicity, Minimalism and Functionality.

Acacia Fabrics’ Signature Upholstery Boasts the Residential Interior for its Simplicity, Minimalism and Functionality.

Kiara Bay Acacia Fabric Malaysia

A 73-acre development created by UEM Sunrise, Kiara Bay is luxury living reimagined. An elevated urban residential area situated by the scenic waterfront and enveloped by lush greenery, Kiara Bay is Kuala Lumpur’s new heartbeat, offering three distinctive districts: The Waters (a lakefront district), The Walk (a captivating and bustling commercial hub for energetic activities) and The Village (designed with multi-generational community living in mind). The interior furnishing design of Kiara Bay was planned in collaboration with Swerve Designs Sdn Bhd and upholstered with Acacia Fabrics’ signature textiles, recognised for their luxurious textures, timeless styles and enduring durability.

Kiara Bay appears to adopt an interior design scheme identified by Fr-One as ‘Neo-Japonism’: a modern, derivative interpretation of otherwise more traditional elements from the Far East. Uniqlo and Muji provide quintessential examples of this trend that has taken the Asian style market by a storm in recent years. Simplicity is key in Neo-Japonism as unnecessary details or colours are dialled down several tones. The furniture in Kiara Bay adheres to this with their textile colour pairings of classic earthen tones; yet, the ash-brown and smoky-grey fabrics serve a purpose beyond visual aesthetics as these colours strategically mask stains.

Functionality intertwined with elegant style is highly characteristic of Neo-Japonism. Meticulous down to the very last detail, a combination of a variety of fabric textures from the Acacia library play a vital role in the creation of a refined Neo-Japonist space, from smooth broadcloth-like surfaces to coarser weaves.
This Far East-inspired trend is also passionate about creating balance and harmony in their spaces; clean-edges, muted block colours and softwood panelling allow carefully curated displays to stand out. In Kiara Bay, vividly-coloured cushions accent otherwise monochrome living spaces while healthy potted plants are also centrally displayed, a nod to Kiara Bay’s commitment to sustainable, eco-living.
The interplay of different fabric designs and textures can truly create inspired spaces.