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Jorge San Luis

  • House in Tsudanuma
    House in Tsudanuma is located in Narashino, almost 40 kilometres east of Tokyo, and its terrific design is a work by Fuse Atelier. Created for a couple in their 40s, the design is influenced by zoning restrictions and by the close proximity to a busy road. The three storey dwelling stands out through its fantastic use of concrete, being robust […]
    2016.06.24Jorge San Luis
  • Casa AR
    A composition of frames to paint within them using the sun, the shadows of the trees, the wet landscape left by the rain. Even when it maintains and architectural proportion in the spaces according their use, the house can be perceived as a sculpture. The dimensions are difficult to scale from the outside because it’s decontextualised. This […]
    2016.06.17Jorge San Luis
  • Mar Adentro
    The limit of the view is the horizon, constant and linear; only its mood changes, never its form. Located in San Jose del Cabo on the Sea of Cortez in Baja California Sur, Mexico, Mar Adentro is a fantastically minimalist and poetic hotel developed by renowned Mexican architect Miguel Ángel Aragonés. It’s a place where every detail flows […]
    2016.06.10Jorge San Luis
  • Gap
    Gap is a robust, yet elegant and beautiful, side table and book stand designed by the ever impressive and inspirational Japanese design studio Nendo for Italian company Marsotto Edizioni. Presented at this year’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, Gap contributed to the new collection and exhibition Light & Shadow. Nendo’s lead designer Oki Sato explains the concept behind this work: When you […]
    2016.06.03Jorge San Luis
  • Sørensen Leather
    Copenhagen based design studio, Studio C, has produced a wonderful branding project in collaboration with Norm Architects for Sørensen Leather, a Danish design company, focused on quality and craftsmanship. The identity evolves around the idea of the simple Danish design idiom, but looking for an international appeal. A stand out feature Studio C’s the masterful design is the […]
    2016.05.27Jorge San Luis
  • House in S. Félix da Marinha
    Drawn in a very conditioned and rigid plot, adopting the only possible location and implantation area, and with a restricted budget, Portuguese architect Nelson Resende designed House in S. Félix da Marinha. Looking to optimise the area and volume of the property, Resende’s design pushed the boundaries, going beyond the initial conditions set to find a fantastic balance between form, […]
    2016.05.20Jorge San Luis
  • Mark Table
    Marc Thorpe Design is responsible of this wonderful and super sleek, minimal design called Mark Table, for the emblematic Italian contemporary furniture company, Moroso. The cantilevered table was designed as a minimal pull up surface, an exercise in function dictating form, to accompany seating in the home or in the office. Thorpe explains: The table is as little […]
    2016.05.13Jorge San Luis
  • Bruzzoni
    Be proud of your bathroom electronics. Let them be a part of your interior design, and take them with you when you travel. What Nespresso, OBH Nordica and KitchenAid has done for the kitchen, we will do for the bathroom. With this categorical premise, Krister Mossberg, CEO and Founder of electronics startup Bruzzoni, explains how […]
    2016.05.06Jorge 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
  • A-Chair
    The clear formal language here reduces sitting to the essence. In dialog with this are the interlocking wood connections: they turn a structural necessity into a unique aesthetic feature and at the same time represent a tour de force of traditional carpentry. A perfect explanation of the outstanding A-Chair; a functional chair that uses the least material […]
    2016.04.22Jorge San Luis
  • Lumojo Honey
    Lumojo Honey is a gourmet honey brand from New Zealand that celebrates one of their gorgeous products through a fantastic brand and packaging design, in collaboration with Alt Group design agency. Simple and minimalist, nothing has been left to chance and each element has been thoroughly and thoughtfully considered. Firstly, the typography, the precise labelling, and the packaging details, are […]
    2016.04.15Jorge San Luis
  • Q iPhone Dock
    Q is a simple and minimal iPhone dock for desk, shelf, side table, kitchen top, or any other domestic environment. Comprised of precisely machine crafted stainless steel, brass or copper, Q is assembled with the original Apple lightning cable, achieving a perfect fit with the sleek cube design, becoming a truly authentic object that suits your domestic environments. Q features micro suction […]
    2016.04.08Jorge San Luis
  • Pinakothek Der Moderne
    Located in Munich, between the rigid chessboard grid of the Maxvorstadt and the irregular system of the old city centre, the starting-point for Stephan Braunfels Architekten was to fit the new museum, Pinakothek Der Moderne, into this urban context. Therefore they opened the museum to both sides, with a great diagonal that links the two entrances, […]
    2016.04.01Jorge San Luis
  • P.R.I.M.V.S
    P.R.I.M.V.S is a brand that has upped the ante in a number of consumer sectors and has initially turned its attention to food — a sector that has, for too long, been looked upon as merely a necessity of life and requires limited in-depth packaging design. P.R.I.M.V.S intended not only to be at the cutting […]
    2016.03.18Jorge San Luis
  • Szczecin Philharmonic Hall
    Located in the heart of Szczecin city, north-west Poland, its symbolic Philharmonic Hall emerges majestically with a spectacular translucent ribbed-glass façade and a characteristic roof profile that gives the appearance of multiple structures joined together. Built on the historical site of the old ‘Konzerthaus’, which was demolished during World War II, the structure enhances the city’s specific historical identity with a […]
    2016.03.11Jorge San Luis
  • Musq
    Musq, an Australian cosmetics brand based in Melbourne, launched in 2007 and prides itself on a long standing commitment to provide only natural and ethical cosmetic and skincare products. The brand produces luxurious, clean, natural and ethical cosmetics that embody conscience. Reinventing ‘Luxe’ where you live in a luxurious world with sustainable style. Director at […]
    2016.03.04Jorge San Luis
  • VARA Light
    VARA Light is a pioneering light system that joins together software, hardware and design — a strengthening trend in product design, and one that will soon be present in many products that we use in our daily lives. In this context, VARA Light is the the first light system with unique app-control, where the user can control every single […]
    2016.02.26Jorge San Luis
  • Axes
    Axes is a fantastic brand identity for a training centre located in the island of Mallorca, Spain. Its training sessions can be taken by distance thanks to methods of personal physical monitoring, with its primary purpose helping people reach their goal about feeling better with their Mind-Body. With this premise, graphic designer Antonio Prado created a minimalist […]
    2016.02.19Jorge San Luis
  • Axcent Pocket Watch
    How to improve upon a classic product design and give it a new lease of life? It is a challenging exercise in design, but one Klara Petersén of People Products has executed beautifully with her design of this minimalist pocket watch, working in collaboration with graphic designer and art director, Tomas Carlsten. Based on the idea that there are very few brands […]
    2016.02.12Jorge San Luis
  • Uzu Vacuum
    Uzu is an astonishingly beautiful electric vacuum cleaner by the Japanese design brand METAPHYS. Designed to make it very easy to overcome one’s inhibitions against cleaning, Uzu’s characteristic and minimalist appearance was inspired by the conception of a vacuum cleaner that can proudly be presented. One movement is enough to get it started: just lift the […]
    2016.02.05Jorge San Luis
  • Instrmnt Shop
    After Instrmnt 01, the brand’s debut watch range, and Instrmnt 02, their 2-speed city bike, the Glasgow based design studio Instrmnt, founded by Pete Sunderland and Ross Baynham, became a Minimalissimo favourite, so when they announced the opening of their new minimalist flagship store, we were excited to have a look inside. It is located on Glasgow’s Parnie […]
    2016.01.28Jorge San Luis
  • Cresta
    The minimalist Cresta chair is an excellent design about contrasts: contrast between tradition and modernity, between old and new technologies and between robust and smooth tactility. It is the first shell chair made of solid wood, fabricated with the finger joint technology, connecting a seat and a back in a unique streamlined structure, used for the […]
    2016.01.22Jorge San Luis
  • AIBS House
    When Belgian architecture studio AABE were commissioned to design a luxurious house located on the top of a 159 metre cliffside in Ibiza, Spain, they had a very clear vision. One that has been impeccably executed and almost goes unnoticed by its astonishing and unique environment, which is perhaps key to the success of this […]
    2016.01.15Jorge San Luis
  • Vipp Salt & Pepper
    Made using solid stainless steel for the swivel top and durable and adjustable ceramic for the grinder, the minimalistic Vipp Salt & Pepper mill set stands out through its quality and clean lines, as part of the Vipp Kitchen Tools collection. Each detail has been carefully considered, with a practical base in powdercoated aluminium as well as the […]
    2016.01.08Jorge San Luis