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  • Jil Sander Fall 17
    The epic novel Independent People by Nobel Prize winner Halldór Laxness is an unexpected source of inspiration for a fashion endeavour, as is a perfect fit for the development of garments fitting for the fall, a season known for its muted colours and understated beauty. Jil Sander marches on with her exceptional brand of minimalism, mixing […]
    2017.01.17Mateus Andrade
  • Casa Gallarda
    As the harsh landscape of Almería, Spain, dominates the region with its distinctive vegetation, it is no wonder that Casa Gallarda would literally shine on top of the hill. Architect José Francisco García-Sánchez not only made the best use of the unique topography, but also played with the observer’s perception of weight and proportion. The […]
    2017.01.10Mateus Andrade
  • Perla Brewery Apt
    Located in the city of Lublin, Poland, the historic Vetter Brewery took an ambitious path, thinking beyond the limits of their flagship product, beer. The brand managers decided to create aparthotels, to host their clients with utmost care, in carefully considered minimalist ambients. Projekt Praga were commissioned to partake in the creation of seven different variations […]
    2016.12.27Mateus Andrade
  • Baomaru House
    A subtle change of pace in minimalism was put into motion by South Korea based Rieuldorang Atelier. Austerity takes a back seat to another kind of geometry, as a playful routine reigns over Baomaru House. The 188m2 estate spreads with a surprising variance in form and effect for the family, an attention grabbing exercise in […]
    2016.12.20Mateus Andrade
  • Calacatta
    Let us start with an important question: What makes a minimalist interior design? Evidently, it is a question with a wide variety of answers, each one pulling towards a diverse portrait of simplicity. UK-based studio Extravagauza answers their bid with a graceful and candid project named Calacatta, an exotically named but aptly familiar direction for […]
    2016.12.13Mateus Andrade
  • FH1 House
    An interesting feature to take note on FH1 House by Russia-based architects KDVA is the absolute straightforwardness of its building, and how it could be applied to various locations. Unlike the bespoke trend to adjust to the local setting, this particular dwelling dares to propose a pre-fab allusion tailored for any kind of horizontal surface. […]
    2016.12.06Mateus Andrade
  • Kinfolk Gallery
    To create a comprehensive representation of a brand is a tricky ordeal, as it’s impossible to ignore the past accomplishments and identity that was laid out, but then it is important not to undermine the potential for evolution. As Kinfolk decided to reinvent their Copenhagen HQ, who better than Scandinavian design ambassadors Norm Architects. The […]
    2016.11.29Mateus Andrade
  • House in Kaijin
    Located in Funabashi, on the Chiba prefecture at the east of Tokyo, stands an unabashed contemporary dwelling designed by Fuse Atelier. The celebrated practice was commissioned to creatively make the best of the 70m2 base for a three-storey high programme; for that reason House in Kaijin sports a dexterous and dynamic design throughout, with an […]
    2016.11.22Mateus Andrade
  • Museum of Islamic Art
    The Museum of Islamic Art made headlines when launched back in 2008, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei. The edifice is a flawless blend of traditional Islamic aesthetics with the strong dynamism of its towers and high domed atrium. It is an iconic part of Doha, especially when taking into account the custom-built island […]
    2016.11.15Mateus Andrade
  • Lisa Perry Spring 17
    It is no secret that New York-based designer Lisa Perry takes full advantage of her knowledge of art. Time and time again her collections bring to the table an overt influence from existing paintings and visual compositions. For the Spring 2017 collection she infuses the best facets of the minimalist era from painter Brice Marden. […]
    2016.11.08Mateus Andrade
  • Villa Klánovice
    A strong duality comes into play for the surprisingly nimble Villa Klánovice. Prague based architecture firm ADR was commissioned to design an unassuming dwelling, and thus, the welcoming card is an orderly grey façade surrounded by unchained nature on all sides. Stepping in, a clever inversion happens, as a rich minimalist programme takes charge. Inside […]
    2016.11.01Mateus Andrade
  • Símiles
    As the capital known for its modernist markings, Brasília is often portrayed through the unique and unusual buildings of Niemeyer as an undeniable focus. To explore each abstract musing from the famous architect is considered a definite direction for many photographers; especially when choosing the central area of the city as the site to extract […]
    2016.10.25Mateus Andrade
  • Oblong Watch
    Recognising the importance of new endeavours and dynamics in the market, Minimalissimo features outstanding Kickstarters for products we believe are worthy of a closer look: Danish brand Bulbul is no stranger to sleek watches, as two previous iterations are already available to the public at large. As the famous Swiss precision is mixed with the […]
    2016.10.18Mateus Andrade
  • MM House
    As you stroll through the gorgeous island of Mallorca, more precisely in the capital, you are faced with steep hills; a fair price to pay for the striking views in reward. As you continue on your path, in the midst of numerous ordinary dwellings, a white geometric sighting catches your attention. A true modern invasion of […]
    2016.10.12Mateus Andrade
  • Anthroposophische Gesellschaft
    A truly distinctive sight to behold in graphic design is when a complex and, normally, text heavy social science is not only granted a beautiful cover, but its content is actually depicted through a visual arrangement. That is the starting point for the explicitly minimalist book ‘Anthroposophische Gesellschaft und Freie Hochschule für Geisteswissenschaft’ by Johannes […]
    2016.10.04Mateus Andrade
  • Repouso
    A strong duality between black and white comes alive in Repouso, an installation by Laura Gorski. Assembling an invasion, to the classic white gallery, as a stunning ordeal and inviting the unknowing visitor for a distinctive promenade — the artist continues on her pursuit to explore the passage of time and unique landscapes. On the […]
    2016.09.28Mateus Andrade
  • Casa das Mudas
    A beautiful extension of a pastoral cliff on the coast of Madeira, Portugal; an eclectic museum sports a beautiful façade made of dark stones. The transition would be seamless if not for the absolute geometric forms emerging from the ground up. Casa das Mudas is a striking visual intervention offering a home for cultural activities but, […]
    2016.09.20Mateus Andrade
  • RIMA Table Lamp
    Here is a eureka moment many designers dream of: Observing a common household item triggers an insight to create an extraordinary design product. Designer Matthias Pinkert, relying on his talent and technique, observed the simple curtain and its ability to regulate the light quantity in a room — and thus, the premise for RIMA was […]
    2016.09.13Mateus Andrade
  • Galamb Tailoring
    Hailing from Budapest is a secretive shop with plenty to offer for the lucky invitee, answering to appointments only. Galamb Tailoring focus on bespoke and handmade suits, with a strong emphasis on traditional methods alongside contemporary touches. As the brand moves to a new downtown location, they commissioned DekoRatio Design and Kevin Harald Campean for a […]
    2016.09.06Mateus Andrade
  • House in Guimarães
    From time to time some projects deserve a second look. That is when Minimalissimo revisits outstanding pieces from the past. Take a look at this beauty originally covered 6 years ago: An audacious dwelling dares to break the mould in the historical city of Guimarães, Portugal. The northbound city is known for being the first […]
    2016.08.30Mateus Andrade
  • Olguín House
    Located in a low-key street of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, México, a striking white brick wall welcomes all visitors to an unusual dwelling in its neighbourhood. As each adjacent house fits the classic standards, Abraham Cota Paredes‘ creation starts off with a simple role reversal, as the often support role of the brick divider is given […]
    2016.08.23Mateus Andrade
  • 15.0% Ice Cream Spoon
    Ode to Things continues on its quest to champion outstanding design pieces, this time around it’s 15.0% Ice Cream Spoon turn to stand in the spotlight. Designed by Naoki Terada, and manufactured by Japanese brand Lemnos, this simple appliance brings a hefty dose of class and functionality to what may be a bothersome experience. A […]
    2016.08.16Mateus Andrade
  • RiverS
    Hailing from Kiev is an outstanding exercise of practicality and visual lightness from architect Emil Dervish. Making the most out of 64sqm for his client, this urban dwelling manages to pack visual impact with handpicked design and brings out a sense of amplitude to a compact dwelling. RiverS is a project unambiguously minimalist, especially as […]
    2016.08.09Mateus Andrade
  • Saint Studio
    Saint Studio is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Brazil, specialised in smart minimalist apparel, accessories and original art pieces. Creative director Caue Nunes tastefully handles the exquisite combination of simple geometric lines, high-quality materials and a slight hint of tropical influence. Their Instagram gallery is a perfect extension of the brand’s visual quality, mixing […]
    2016.08.02Mateus Andrade