minimalism

  • 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
  • Casa Encallada
    On the rocky beachside of La Boca Beach Tunquén in Chile sits the handsome Casa Encallada. The home, which was designed by WHALE! Architecture, also based in Chile, is defined by its relationship to the landscape. The layout is comprised of two intersecting volumes which are derived from the topography of the site. The home is constructed entirely […]
    2016.02.04Jillian Japka
  • Contour Side Tables
    Brooklyn-based Bower is the parent of these beautifully muted Contour Side Tables. The collection sees a fusion of pastel type colours in the form of the tinted-glass table-tops contrasted against the crisp with white lacquer-painted table base. The pair is intended as a nesting set of support pieces for a space, where the arrangement and […]
  • Kill Baby Kill
    In the midst of the post-war cinema is the chilling and understated evil child sub-genre, an allegory about control and paranoia. Taking subtle cues from the universe of quirky characters, Hong Kong based brand Röyksopp Gakkai explores the silhouettes of kidswear from the 60’s. The collection, Kill Baby Kill, is an interesting ode to school […]
    2016.02.02Mateus Andrade
  • Mandarin natural Chocolate
    The branding for Mandarin natural Chocolate focuses primarily on one key information about chocolate — the cacao intensity, showcased by a gradient 10-dot bar that immediately yet subtly notes whether the chocolate is 60, 80 or 100% cacao. Equally brief, the reverse of the packet stylishly informs the consumer of other key production facts. Conceived […]
  • N House
    Although having the same name as Sou Fujimoto’s famous N House, the one designed by Aoki Jun is an interior spectacle that is enclosed within a normative exterior. Based in Tokyo, architect Aoki Jun is used to radical architecture that is sprouting across the city. Wanting to completely go against that notion, he mended his […]
    2016.01.30Nhat Vo
  • 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
  • Casa V
    Abraham Cota Paredes has completed the lovely Casa V in Jalisco, Mexico. The home design aims to create serenity and a connection with nature in a site that is surrounded by urbanity. The main feature of Casa V is a central patio, complete with tree and reflecting pool. The courtyard physically and visually unites the various areas of the […]
    2016.01.28Jillian Japka
  • Kanban
    Andrea Ponti‘s Kanban side table embodies the cultural contrasts of Hong Kong in a product. This industrial design piece purposely plays with formal expectations of shape, and turns them on itself. Weighted by a concrete and dense base, the table-top is comprised of charcoal coloured steel, which floats above its solid foundation. The idea that […]
  • Q1 Apartment
    To manipulate a spacious apartment is becoming true luxury; as well as the chance to employ custom-made interior design, which is becoming a rarity in this day and age of ready-made furnishings. MODOM Architects had the chance to not only play with a larger than usual apartment, but to confirm a strong predilection towards minimalism […]
    2016.01.26Mateus Andrade
  • 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
  • Plug
    Plug is a beautiful monolithic object made from a single block of Carrara marble with multiple uses. If placed on the floor, it acts as an umbrella stand that supports three umbrellas in their upright position. Otherwise, when placed on a table, it can function as a candle holder, expressing at its best, the honest […]