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  • Oak
    This is Oak, the result of an extracurricular, collaborative student workshop at Lund University School of Industrial Design, Sweden. The goal: to explore archetypes and stereotypes in the world of furniture. The group developed a range of independent pieces, but which are actually impressively coherent. Of course it helps that they’re all made from the […]
  • Casa MK
    Roof Arquitectos is a design studio founded by architects Rogelio Vallejo Bores and Francisco Noriega Ayala in 2008. With their two recent residential projects, the firm has been getting recognition around the architecture world; one of them being Casa MK in Morelia, Mexico. Residing on a hilly topology, Casa MK embraces the elevational differences to […]
    2016-04-09Nhat Vo
  • Seashore Library
    As the trend for electronic books grow steadily, it’s reassuring to see several manoeuvres from the printed books devotees to keep this beloved format afloat above the competition. Vector Architects offers their contribution with the Seashore Library, a handsome concrete-clad monolith located in the Beidaihe New District. Right in the middle of the sheltered library […]
    2016-04-05Mateus Andrade
  • A Wall Grid
    Crisp, clean lines and a satisfying, golden ratio-like play on geometry and precision are the key features of this Wall Grid stocked by London-based studio and shop Present & Correct. The grid comes in two different sizes, large (rounded: 71x30cm) and small (square: 42x30cm). Made from laser-cut smoked oak, they are a beautiful, elegant and characterful […]
  • K1 Chair
    According to Marta Adamczyk, designer and founder of Moskou, the minimalist K1 chair is full of contrasts. From the side you see a slim, linear chair contour but the K1 chair has a solid singular frame that supports the seat and backrest, with the seat placed at a slight angle. The frame is made of powder coated steel […]
  • Equip Hair Salon
    The art of minimalism lies in its focus and attention to care. Equip, a hair salon in the city of Osaka might have mastered this art through a personalised experience. Designed by Sides Core, a Japanese design studio, the salon stands still in a quiet street. When one enters, the space is divided into three […]
    2015-11-28Nhat Vo
  • Chapter
    Chapter is a Los Angeles-based collective of modern minds, brought together by entrepreneurial mastermind Frank Delgadillo. It provides the modern man with a set of clothing that is inspiringly contradictory in its sophistication while representing a relaxed and natural look. Chapter’s creative director Devin Carlson puts it this way: Simplicity, modernism and function — all […]
    2015-11-02Jana Ahrens
  • Little House Big Terrace
    Takuro Yamamoto’s Little House Big Terrace epitomises minimalist living. The main driver through the design process was firmly on creating quality of space. The real emphasis being on creating quality external spaces that would also act as internal shelters, but allow for a illusion of a greater footprint. Situated in Tokyo, Japan and typical of […]
  • Geometric Dining Table
    On the lookout for an eye-catching, minimalist table? Consider the Geometric Dining Table by 5mm.studio from Kraków, Poland. The elegant geometric table is made of solid oak wood and sits on thin, but strong, reversed V-shaped powder coated steel legs. The legs look thin but are incredibly very strong. The countertop is finished with hardwax-oil which […]
  • REK coffee table
    The REK coffee table by Reinier de Jong can be extended in different directions to adjust to one’s wishes. Slide out the two inner parts to create an extra table surface for your guests or to easily create storage shelves — perfect for books and magazines — underneath.  Built-in stops ensure you will not extend the […]
  • CB Residence
    CB Residence (not mine, sadly) is a remarkably beautiful, pared down home designed by Belgian architect, Marc Merckx. The residence features a wonderful combination of materials, including a geometric grey brick façade with concrete, large black steel window frames, and gorgeous oak flooring throughout. The large windows allows for soft natural light to enter the […]
  • Home in Pulle
    Minimalism often equates luxury. This home in Pulle, located in Belgium and designed by Contekst, is a project that fittingly channels those two words. With large windows spanning from floor to ceiling and encompassing the entire house, the greeneries from outside are brought in to reflect against the minimal interior. The white curtains emit an […]
    2015-07-11Nhat Vo
  • La Piscina del Roccolo
    La Piscina del Roccolo is a luxurious indoor swimming pool designed by Italian architecture firm act_romegialli. The concept for the project was to create a pool and bathing house that would capitalize on the view of the countryside. The result is a humble structure nestled in the hilly site. On the western end of the building is a long stretch […]
    2015-06-11Jillian Japka
  • Villa Mörtnäs
    London-based Fourfoursixsix’s Villa Mörtnäs combines considered Scandinavian style together with abounding contextual deliberation. Designed over three levels, the minimal formality of this villa clearly helps define a lineation of spaces within. Each floor plays its own, almost completely differing, function from the next. Entering at ground level is support space, which is submerged into the […]
  • Fayland, Fawley & Langley
    During this year’s Milan Design Week, Frankfurt-based e15 company presented a plain and powerful new solid wood product family, compounded by the Fayland table, the Fawley bench and the Langley stool. Designed by the multi award-winning British architect David Chipperfield, the table was originally developed for Fayland House, a residential project in the English countryside, being essentially […]
    2015-05-08Jorge San Luis
  • Fju
    Cologne based design studio Kaschkasch created a slim wallmounted, foldable desk named Fju. Folded down you have a small workspace with a smooth writing surface. When you are done you just place your belongings in the storage pockets under the desk and fold up. Now the storage pockets are revealed and the desk has transformed into […]
  • TROOVE Salon
    Simple and straightforward projects are the solution for crowded work environments, such as the usual chaotic and busy beauty parlour. Japanese architect Hiroyuki Miyake took on the challenge to design TROOVE — a space fit for one lone stylist to take care of his salon, with all the benefits a minimalist space can bring to […]
    2015-03-17Mateus Andrade
  • Little Bishop
    Little Bishop is a clever, minimalist, ceiling hook specifically designed for cable hung pendant lights. Little Bishop, shaped and cast by hand, wears a lighting cable like a “cloak”. Smooth curved flowing channels in the hook guide the cable, locking itself down. The cable is a feature of the hook, eliminating the need of any knots […]
  • Thin-K Longo Outdoor
    Kristalia, an Italian furniture design studio, has designed a new version of the stunning Thin-K table, introducing the minimalistic Thin-K Longo Outdoor table. It features a top that is not only very thin but also considerably long: almost 3 metres. Kristalia wanted to create an extremely long top reaching a truly impressive length while maintaining […]
  • Frames 2.0
    Gerard de Hoop, designer and interior architect from The Netherlands, has created a beautiful, minimalist, free standing bookshelf named Frames 2.0. My ambition is to make unique designs that carry the elements simplicity, surprise and versatility in them. Simplicity is mainly brought about by the use of basic geometric shapes. The bookshelf is a grid […]
  • Jet Tammel Lamp
    Arnhem based Dutch designer Jet de Bruijn creates beautiful interior products with clean lines manufactured from pure materials, under the label jet. Her latest design is the minimal, modular and elegant lamp, Tammel, comprised of a slim stainless steel frame and oak/walnut socket. The Tammel lighting range is a reference to her childhood — Tammel […]
  • Home 11
    Home 11 is an elegant dwelling in Amsterdam. The structure was previously a large garage. i29 Interior Architects renovated the garage into a modern apartment for two people. The color palette is defined by three materials: white sheetrock, natural oak, and gleaming black surfaces. The elevated kitchen is composed of wooden cabinets and a black island. Step down […]
    2014-10-16Jillian Japka
  • Beam
    Beam armchair is a minimalist design created by the Netherlands based studio Oato in collaboration with woodworking company Kuperus & Gardenier. The piece has been inspired by stacked beam structures used in many cultures. Designers explain their process: All the structural elements are squared, like wooden construction beams. All parts that involve sitting or touching are rounded and have […]
  • Casa No Tempo
    Casa No Tempo is a family farm passed down through the generations that underwent a renovation under the care of Joao Rodrigues and family, with the architect Manuel Aires Mateus. The now-converted home stay is located on a magnificent site an hour south of Lisbon in Montemor o Novo, Alentejo, known as the unspoiled Portugal with the pristine landscapes filled with oak and […]
    2014-06-23Adele Lim