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  • Brazil Fourteen
    On Thursday 12 June, the next FIFA World Cup in Brazil begins, and yes, even on Minimalissimo we have some beautiful design related to it, because I would like to introduce the wonderful website brazilfourteen.com. Brazil Fourteen is a website that shows all the matches of the tournament, allowing you to customize it with any […]
    2014.06.08Jorge San Luis
  • Arauto
    Table, coat rack, chair or even sculpture, what is Arauto? In this singular work, Brazilian designer Pedro Paulø-Venzon invites us to discuss the possible uses for the object, seeking our gaze to define it, with its absence of limitations. As an embodiment of discourse, Arauto — comprised of Nero Marquina marble and steel — still […]
    2016.04.29Jorge San Luis
  • Brasília Revisited
    Brasília, Brazil’s planned architectural capital, is a combination of design efforts from Oscar Niemeyer, Lucio Costa, and Burle Marx. The visionary city is full of sweeping curves and unique forms bound together by long expanses of parks and fountain-filled pools. Bruno Candiotto‘s photo series, Brasília, captures the sublime nature of the city’s architecture, accurately portraying the capital as a […]
    2016.03.24Jillian Japka
  • Avoa
    Finalist in Salão Design 2015, Avoa is an extremely simple, sleek and smart chair designed by the Brazilian Pedro Paulø-Venzon, who caught up with us to explain his design: The motivation for the development of the Avoa Chair is autotelic, the autonomous design discourse. The challenge was to think of an object as a quote, a […]
    2016.01.01Jorge San Luis
  • UM
    Inspired by the minimal art classics, UM stands as an interactive light sculpture, explains Guilherme Wentz, the Brazilian designer behind this elegant and minimalist lamp, created for the Brazilian lighting company, Lumini. Fixed to a turntable on the wall, the user can rotate the lamp to appreciate different light positions. It is a simple way to interact with the […]
    2015.09.11Jorge San Luis
  • Brasília by Øystein Aspelund
    Brasília is known far and wide for its unique urban planning by Lúcio Costa and, unsurprisingly, modernist architecture that comes along with it by Oscar Niemeyer. Taking into account the particularities of Niemeyer’s buildings, such as explicit concrete structures, geometric sharp angles, surprising curves and the sheer large scale and amplitude of each creation. The […]
    2015.04.07Mateus Andrade
  • Sergipe Apartment
    Felipe Hess is a young architect based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He create his own studio in 2012 with projects ranging from residential to commercial to interior design. He has been involved in many incredible projects, located in the city of Sao Paulo, all adopting minimalist design. One such project is Sergipe, a spacious and […]
  • Cuerpos Urbanos
    Lucas Dias is a young Brazilian photographer and video-artist based in Barcelona who has recently opened the second show of his touring exhibition Cuerpos Urbanos (Urban Bodies). The series of double-exposures explores the limit between people and their surroundings — the skin of the body and the skin of the city — ultimately communicating the complexity […]
  • The Gambito Collection
    Guilherme Wentz is a furniture designer based in Brazil. With an amazing background of awards-filling history, he recently released a series of wooden pieces called Gambito, consisting of a sideboard, cupboard, and bookcase that balance on minimal structures. There is something very poetic in a mass lying on a fragile support to withstand gravity. While […]
    2013.12.14Nhat Vo
  • House Floradas
    House Floradas is designed around interactions. The home is structured so each occupant knows where the others are located: allowing them to seek interaction or individuality. Designed by Obra Arquitetos, House Floradas is located in São Paulo, Brazil. The home consists of three stories with strategically placed openings. The openings on the exterior flood the […]
    2013.03.07Jillian Japka
  • Less is More
    Brazilian photographer and architecture student Vinícius Vitoriano Barbosa, based in São Paulo, has recently created a minimalist photographic paper series titled, Less is More. The whole concept of the project can be summarised in this phrase by legendary abstract expressionist painter Hans Hofmann: The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the […]
  • Rokur
    Purpose Inc., a furniture and housewares company based in Utah, have designed this wonderfully minimalist take on an iconic symbol that is the rocking chair. They call it Rokur. Perfect for that moment of relaxation and reflection, this attractive chair design, particularly impressive from the side, has an ease and simplicity about it that features […]
  • Casa Osler
    Designed by typically minimalistic, contemporary-modern Brazilian architect Marcio Kogan and his StudioMK27, Casa Osler is composed primarily by two prismatic volumes in reinforced concrete, glass and wood, positioned in such a way as to leave plenty of open space for a swimming pool and garden. The downstairs prism contains the rooms and living areas, and […]
  • Casa Iporanga
    Lately I have been slightly obsessed with the work of photographer James Silverman. His ability to capture spatial qualities and light conditions of stunning homes around the world is endless. Today I would like to go back in time a little, featuring project from 2006 and designed by one of my all time favorite architects, […]
    2012.10.17Anna Korkobcova
  • Studio GT SP
    Remodelled by Brazilian architect Guilherme Torres, this building is originally a 1940’s construction and the former home to Victor Brecheret, famed Italian-Brazilian artist and sculptor. After his death in the 1950’s, for decades it served as a foundation of part of his collection and a deposit, being then acquired and re-designed by Torres as his own home and work […]
  • HiddenRadio
    Industrial designers John Van Den Nieuwenhuizen from Australia and Vitor Santa Maria from Brazil have collaborated to design the HiddenRadio, which is currently being funded through Kickstarter. Their approach to their work is simple product design that is both innovative and intuitive. The minimal HiddenRadio & Bluetooth Speaker design connects and captivates the user through […]
  • studio sc
    studio sc is a food photography studio in São Paulo, Brazil, designed by Brazilian architects Marcio Kogan and Susana Glogowski from studio mk7, incorporating and synthetizing design principles from both modernist Brazilian architecture and contemporary Japanese architecture. The simple and linear building has its space greatly defined by the suspended concrete catwalk, connecting the two […]
  • Casa Branca
    A Brazilian architect, scenographer and film director, Isay Weinfeld chose to work with smaller scales than the usual curricula of monumental architecture shared by stereotypical Brazilian names, such as Oscar Niemeyer, Vilanova Artigas and Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Weinfeld’s work is intimate, contemporary, and beautifully minimalist. Known especially for his retail & commercial buildings in São Paulo, […]