Born in 1965 in New York, Greg Bogin‘s artwork is clean and minimal with a synthetic feel. His canvases are irregularly shaped and in full or partially by intensely bright colors. Artistically, he is oriented towards Minimal and Pop Art. I love it.
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In 2010 Tokujin Yoshioka introduced The Invisibles, a collection of invisible furniture for Kartell that employed their pioneering polycarbonate technology to produce a thickness never before seen or manufactured. This year Yoshioka introduced at the Milan Design Week 2011 a Light version of The Invisibles with a similar profile but made with a thinner acrylic. The collection includes variously sized tables and simple, linear armchairs. On the original Invisibles, Yoshioka say: They were an exceptionally experimental pieces made out of the transparent blocks of acrylic. The poetic, yet dynamical presences reveal the essence of the pieces, and leave a mysterious scenery.
Neat is a minimalist table designed by French designer Christophe Pillet for Kristalia. The construction of the table is simple and straightforward, aluminium, plywood, and white lacquer. Christophe Pillet says: The chair and table I have designed are ambitious projects, not only due to their design but also to the difficulty involved in industrially producing them. These objects are simple in shape but technically complicated. Clean, light and elegant design. I love it.
Six Architects is a series of minimalist posters showing the major architects and main principles of modern architecture. Conceived and created by artist Andrea Gallo. Check the posters of Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Louis Kahn, Alvar Aalto and Walter Gropius. Which one do you prefer?
Designed by architect Manuel Aires Mateus, this residence is located in Portugal, in a high point, overlooking the city of Leiria. The home was divided into two distinct areas, one for socializing and one for sleeping. The bedrooms are positioned below ground, with access to private patios that lead to the backyard. It is not equipped with conventional windows. Instead it features voids in the ceiling which attract light indoors. I simply love it.
More minimalist effect in the maximalist market is the second edition of Antrepo Design Studio packaging project. Check previous post for first edition. This new series has one more variation showing all brand names with simple text and same Helvetica font, without logo or corportate sign on it. What is your choice in these 4 different variations? 1. Original variation 2. Simple variation 3. More simple variation 4. No logo variation
Minimalist design has been highly influenced by Japanese traditional design and architecture. British minimalist architect John Pawson has designed a ribbon to support the disaster relief effort, following the earthquake and tsunami, earlier this month. Electronic version of the design is available to download for attachment to websites and emails. A donation can be made online. I would like to express my love, respect and admiration to the Japanese population. Stay strong!
All About Tea is an expert wholesale tea distributor based in Portsmouth, UK. They source their tea from remote regions, to bring the best of the worlds flavours to a large audience. Moving Brands were tasked with creating a new identity that would stand out. The identity needed to work effectively across their existing wholesale market, and enable them to grow into retail channels. It was also vital to communicate the founder’s passion for the art of tea. I like it very much, such a minimal and modern identity for a tea brand will clearly make a differentiation in store.
Spanish architect Ramón Esteve has designed the Link lighting for the manufacturer Vibia. It stands for an interesting system that suggests the daylight entering through a skylight. This modular design provides an architectural dimension to the object and is adapted to spaces of varying size and geometry. The system consists of four modules of different sizes and depths that combine in unlimited ways and orientations. The modules are electrically connected together. Here is a description from Vibia producers: Like the skyline of a great city… The modules of the Link lighting system allow you to create silhouettes and volumes on the ceiling to suit every room and every location.
Soon the flash card will evolve into a disposable form. All electronics will be contained on the tip of a detachable cardboard module. The Russian Art Lebedev Studio latest design comes in a form of a disposable cardboard USB stick called Flashkus. Made out of cardboard stock material, this USB stick comes in sets of four and its already separated by easy to break perforation. The paper surface allows you to easily write on the drives. Straight forward and minimal, I like that.
Created by Norwegian-based SHE Design Studio, the Myk Clock was recently exhibited during the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2011. It features a taut fabric pulled over the face of the clock so that its hands bulge intriguingly through. Søfting and Tøftum, who founded SHE Design Studio say: We love to experiment with materials and see how we can twist and turn them to create something new, aesthetically and functionally. Although just a prototype in testing phase, I love it as it encourages peaceful feelings through its minimalist design.
Designed by German student Sascha Elmers, these pictogram wine bottle labels are cute and iconic, making the bottles visually appealing and minimal. Simple pictographs are used to illustrate the relationship between the wine and the food with which it should be paired. The definitive pictographs also act to substitute the lengthy descriptions often printed on wine labels.