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  • P Apartment in Paris
    The beauty that is so obvious in this Parisian apartment is in the stark contrast of the use and proportion of the stone designed within a space that uses minimal details. P Apartment by Claudio Silvestrin Architects while resembling a monastery at first glance, is more like an art gallery when taken for a closer look. Every […]
    2013.07.08Adele Lim
  • San Paolo Parish
    The San Paolo Parish by Fuksas Architetto, completed in 2009, is a carefully articulated play with volumes. In concept, the main space is a box suspended within a box. It’s a play of intersecting regulated shapes, strategically placed, with emphasis on the void. The relief between volumes is therefore where the natural light enters the […]
  • Parish Church of Solace
    This beautiful piece of modern architecture was recently finished by Vicens + Ramos architect bureau. The church graces a new and largely undeveloped residential area in Cordoba, Spain. The building’s innovative structure is comprised of a single prism and a tall short facade. The facade is combined with the bell-tower and skylight – the components […]
  • Paris Versus New York
    Though not the most minimalist posters out there, the reduction of the two cities into one poster series, Paris versus New York, by Vahram Muratyan, cofounder of ViiiZ, really hits the spot. Muratyan puts it most elegantly: A visual but friendly match between those two cities seen by a lover of Paris wandering through New […]
    2010.12.18Paul PJ Cheng
  • Synnes Chair
    Designed by Falke Svatun, a young Norwegian designer based in Oslo, the Synnes Chair is a modern take on a traditional Scandinavian dining chair. The seat and back are made from high-quality form-pressed plywood/laminates. Pinned to the seat with dowels, the 6mm thin backrest forms a structural shell which offers comfort as well as sturdiness. Available […]
  • St. Elie Church
    Situated against the rocky hill of Mt. Lebanon in Chouf District is St. Elie Church, designed by Maroun Lahoud. The Paris-based architect was commissioned to design the project, which acts as a reconciliation between Christian and Druze groups following the civil war within the region. St. Elie Church is constructed with different volumes of polished stones, which […]
    2016.07.16Nhat Vo
  • Nello Mirror
    Studio Brichet Ziegler’s Nello Mirror floats on its own. Suspended by rubber rope, two polished stainless steel discs sandwich lacquered wood and encase the reflective mirror surface itself. Requiring a small ceiling hook, this piece is beautifully playful and unique in its installation and interaction with space. The interactive element of movement, and how the […]
  • La Débraillée
    Everyone prone to an urban lifestyle knows that moment right before leaving the house: You choose your ensemble for the day. An outfit that looks classy, but will also handle any sudden change of weather. Then there is the choice of luggage. Will you carry around your whole office all day? Or do you only […]
    2016.05.16Jana Ahrens
  • Tumble Vase
    Why should home wares be limited to the flat bi-dimensionality of table tops? Oslo-based Norwegian designer Falke Svatun challenges this conventional perception in shape, function and appearance with his Tumble Vase design. The stoneware vessel was a contribution to Structure, a recent exhibition on contemporary Norwegian art and design in Milan. Tumble’s cutout at the base […]
  • UBI SUNT
    UBI SUNT is a Swedish independent fashion label with a focus on contemporary wardrobe essentials and healthy slow business growth. We talked to creative directors Moa Wikman and Aidin Sanati to find out what drives them and where they are heading. Can you tell us a bit about the creation of your own label and where […]
    2016.03.21Jana Ahrens
  • Yohji Yamamoto Fall 16
    Yohji Yamamoto‘s work in fashion spans more than three decades now. And although he has created a very recognisable language of form over the years — sometimes even referred to as Yamamotifs — he has one thing in common with all the great old designers: every season will show a new and inspiring approach towards […]
    2016.03.07Jana Ahrens
  • Fasted Tableware Series
    Studio Dessuant Bone’s Fasted Tableware Series is a direct play on the objects surrounding us and their representation. Designed as part of an exhibition in Milan in 2015 ‘A Stomaco Vuoto’ and curated by DWA Studios, the muse was to create and respond through objects, words and projects on themes of fasting. The series sees […]
  • Côte&Ciel
    In bag design, it is a real challenge to reduce forms and shapes to a minimalist range while still focussing on highly engineered usability, versatility and rigidity. One of the few brands that manages to balance all those demands perfectly is Paris based Côte&Ciel. Especially their backpacks seem to be inspired by outdoor activities and urban […]
    2016.01.25Jana Ahrens
  • Collection Lambert Extension
    Completed in 2015, the extension of the Collection Lambert in Avignon is an expansion to a traditional mansion turned museum in Avignon, France. Designed by Paris based architects Berger&Berger, the extension was needed to hold Yvon Lambert’s ever-growing contemporary art collection, which includes pieces by Cy Twombly and Donald Judd. Berger&Berger’s design adds gallery space while connecting the old and […]
    2015.12.10Jillian Japka
  • Jurassic Light 117
    Studio Dessuant Bone’s Jurassic Light 117 is the culmination of Another Country’s invitation to design a bespoke industrial design object as part of their 5-Year Anniversary Exhibition, The Dorset Series. Held during London Design Festival 2015, the intent was for the designed pieces to reflect homage to the Dorset region. The resulting minimalistic Jurassic Light 117 […]
  • Edition X
    Berlin-based The Medley Institute’s Edition X brings subtle and minimal glistening gestures to the jewellery arena. The collection is a series of earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces. Each piece is either a thin or thicker version of the other and designed to wear as a collaboration of styles. Described as being multifaceted, they are beyond […]
  • Gayalux Lamp
    Xirel Segard’s Galalux Lamp is a floating sphere of concrete lux and a creative approach to illumination. Made from concrete and available in two varying sizes, the magical orb of light is both a sculptural and functional addition to space. The thin sliver of exposed light that seeps from the center of the sphere acts […]
  • Flood Installation
    Flood installation by Alban Guého has been selected to participate in Paris in the next nuit blanche festival. The theme for this year is the climate echoing the COP 21 to be held in December 2015. A project with a minimalist look focusing on an essential matter for the planet. In recent years many extreme natural phenomena […]