minimalism

  • Hao Wai
    Luke Wong of Hao Wai is an American furniture designer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in designed objects from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Most of his skills are self-taught; learned through hands-on and on the job experience. In addition to custom commissions, Hao Wai provides high-end fabrication work for architects and […]
  • 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
  • Training & Employment Centre
    The Training and Employment Centre is an elegant public space that adds beauty and function to the town of Baza, Spain. Designed by Daroca Architects, this structure was intended as a public gathering space both inside the building and on it’s exterior plazas. The Centre contains a meeting room, activity spaces, and administrative offices. On the interior, a stretch of windows […]
    2016.06.23Jillian Japka
  • Room on the Roof
    An interesting trend is cementing itself as obligatory nowadays, as brands recognise the benefits of fostering talents, but with a twist — it’s on their terms and premises as well. Collaborations with artists may bring unexpected results for the host, but it’s also a chance for the invitee to explore different conditions for their craft. […]
    2016.06.22Mateus Andrade
  • Luba
    Ionna Vautrin’s Luba reimagines the outdoor bench. Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, this piece was born from soft and generous lines whose presence is delicate and discreet. 1400mm in length and 500mm in width, Luba is made from a preformed plastic and was originally launched in 2014. The simplicity of the lines and […]
  • Black Wool
    Approaching Autumn/Winter 16, Warsaw based THISISNON again challenges my task of writing about them without using the phrase fashion brand. Because, as the designers themselves do not tire to emphasise: [We aim]… to design clothing that is independent of fashion and trends. We carefully select only essential elements to build beautifully minimal shapes. Our aim […]
    2016.06.20Jana Ahrens
  • Summer Essentials Pt.II
    Continuing our new fashion and accessories series by Minimalissimo — the essentials guide. Designed to simply share a handful of minimalist products to make certain areas of your life a little better, focused and refined. The first collection is our Summer Essentials to help with the summertime pursuits many of us experience at this time […]
  • 3+2 Social Housing
    3 + 2 = 5. That’s the total units in this social housing project by Antonio Holgado Gómez in Badajoz, Spain. Due to the topological difference up to four metres, the units were divided into two sections — one composed of three units and the other two, connected by a courtyard that acts as a […]
    2016.06.18Nhat Vo
  • 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
  • Light Cube House
    Light Cube House is a live/work space located in Tokyo. Designed by Sampei Junichi of Tokyo architectural office A.L.X., the house features a practical floor plan and simple yet stunning aesthetic gestures. A clean distinction between public and private spaces is achieved by splitting the functions to different floors. The first floor consists of the office and […]
    2016.06.16Jillian Japka
  • ONA Necklaces
    Born from the collaboration between Montreal-based designer Maud Beauchamp (co–founder of the design venture mpgmb) and ceramist Agathe Palavioux, ONA Necklaces are the surprising result of an investigative foray into a most unusual, unexpected source of inspiration: stethoscopes and other medical equipment. Despite this sterile, austere reference, the objects have a playfully geometric, even warm aspect, […]
  • Black Balloons
    The playful and whimsical balloon gets a serious shift in tone by the artist Tadao Cern. Adopting a stark black colour for what was once a symbol for childish innocence, suddenly the elusive object becomes the central focus for a conceptual exercise in geometry and equilibrium. It is a true twist of events when an […]
    2016.06.14Mateus Andrade
  • Right Line
    The line broken, bent and bonded in space, creates three-dimensional forms. This very simple statement on geometry and technique is one of Agata Bieleń’s elemental design principles. And the Poland based jewellery designer makes sure to come closer and closer to this principle with every collection she creates. For Spring/Summer 2016 she focusses on the […]
    2016.06.13Jana Ahrens
  • Summer Essentials Pt.I
    Introducing a new fashion and accessories series by Minimalissimo — the essentials guide. Designed to simply share a handful of minimalist products to make certain areas of your life a little better, focused and refined. The first collection is our Summer Essentials to help with the summertime pursuits many of us experience at this time […]
  • Well Watering Can
    Created by Norwegian design studio Anderssen & Voll for Scandinavian modern living brand Menu, Well Watering Can is a simple, elegant and minimal watering can that’s stylish enough to display alongside houseplants. Its beautiful polished metal, drip-free design and comfortable curved handle make the Well Watering Can a joy to use. This product, including the spout and handle, […]
  • 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
  • Team Living House
    Team Living House is a lovely home in downtown Tokyo centred around family life. Designed by Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier, the home is named Team Living to support the concept of a family as a team, living and working together within their residence. To support this concept, there are no private rooms in the house. […]
    2016.06.09Jillian Japka
  • W-O Collection
    W-O’s finite collection sees beautifully minimal curated jewellery come together. The collection comprises a series of earrings, necklaces and bracelets that glisten as understated elements amongst the wearer’s chosen ensemble. The geometries are subtle and yet have their own unique boldness in their forms. From slightly off circular, to linear pieces, the collection is minimal […]
  • Workshop House
    São Paulo isn’t a city known for its urban beauty, but mainly for the dynamic and rich variety of activities and vibrant styles spread throughout. Therefore, to witness the beautiful façade of Workshop House, in the middle of an inconspicuous street in the neighbourhood of Pinheiros, is a welcome change of pace. PAX.ARQ were commissioned […]
    2016.06.07Mateus Andrade
  • Thisispaper Transfer Bag
    Warsaw-based Thisispaper has come a long way. Founded in 2011, the multidisciplinary design studio not only established a beautifully compiled blog, but also a set of invaluable magazines as well as a line of handcrafted minimalist bags and rucksacks. All of this can be either found at their newly opened flagship store or online, in […]
    2016.06.06Jana Ahrens
  • SLAVA Varsovia
    Fashion has become more accessible nowadays. The same thing can be said for fashion accessories, if not more so. Therefore, the important question for upcoming brands who specialise in these products is: How to become distinguishable? Let us look at Poland-based SLAVA Varsovia as a case study. The brand aims to channel Slavic culture through its products […]
    2016.06.04Nhat Vo
  • 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
  • Desert Courtyard House
    Stationed in the Sonoran desert of Arizona is the brawny Desert Courtyard House. Designed by Wendell Burnette Architects, Desert Courtyard House is a magnificent home with a tough exterior suitable for the harsh environment. Rich with towering Saguaros and other succulents, the Sonoran desert is a dramatic landscape that has thrived against all odds. As an ode to the […]
    2016.06.02Jillian Japka
  • Linear
    Melbourne-based photographer Ray Ranoa‘s work is predominantly reductionist in style — simple backdrops, monochrome clothing, minimalist tailoring — yet they’re often filled with tension. Be it in his models’ facial expressions or body language, there is always something more to the misleadingly simple content of his photographs. Ranoa has previously worked with menswear brand Blair Archibald to […]