minimalism

  • Frank Gerritz: LDN/EDI
    Frank Gerritz is a sculptor. A sculptor, however, who for years has developed his sculptural ideas principally in the form of drawings that nonetheless emanate a markedly space-encompassing energy. For the past two decades, Gerritz has applied layers upon layers of graphite using soft Faber Castell 9B pencil marks on walls, paper and, as is the case […]
  • THE Lunch Box
    The inconspicuous bento box may encapsulate two diverging facets from Japan: sporting hectic, excessive colours and textures, just like the crowded streets of Shibuya; or absolute clean lines and reductionism, like the renowned Japanese architecture. Fortunately designer Keita Suzuki masterfully chose the minimalist variance for his take on the famous Japanese dish. Japanese brand THE […]
    2016.05.03Mateus Andrade
  • Charlie May AW16
    Charlie May is a UK-based designer who has accompanied this publication for a while now, for good reasons. Her sense of minimalism is distilled further with every collection, bringing her growing experience into more and more sculptural and refined designs. The Autumn / Winter 16 collection succeeds at the most multilayered silhouettes so far, setting […]
    2016.05.02Jana Ahrens
  • Ace Collection
    Normann Copenhagen launched at Milan Design Week 2016 the Ace lounge collection by the young Danish designer Hans Hornemann. It combines luxurious upholstered furniture with functional flat-pack principles, in an expressive design inspired by an urban lifestyle. Ace is delivered in two attractive fabrics, a vibrant velour and a flecked wool textile, as well as soft, exclusive leather. […]
  • 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
  • Casa Touguinhó III
    Casa Touguinhó III is an extraordinarily elegant white home set in the hills of a village in Portugal. Portuguese architects Raulino Silva Arquitecto designed this family dwelling to work with the surrounding landscape. On the exterior, bright white walls are not only a gorgeous aesthetic choice (and minimalist’s favourite) but the light façades reflect the Portuguese sun, keeping the home cool […]
    2016.04.28Jillian Japka
  • Earin Wireless Earbuds
    Small but fierce, the Earin Wireless Earbuds are a force you’re going to want to get in the momentum of. Cleverly engineered, from the mobile capsule charging dock, to the adjustable earpiece selections, these earphones are unassuming in their power. The sound is great, powerful and comparable to other market offerings. The engineering is clear; […]
  • Shunyi House
    Great architecture imprints great rhythm, similar to a dynamic screenplay. As the viewer encounters both familiar elements and surprising elements to make it interesting. For a minimalist projects, often it’s down to flawless execution and smart solutions. Located in Shunyi, a handsome villa offers both the classic elements and some interesting combinations to add some […]
    2016.04.26Mateus Andrade
  • RUH
    When not belonging to a religion with rules for clothing, it is sometimes hard to imagine from the outside how those devoted to it might go about choosing their outfits, their style. Soni Ruh switched from the outside to the inside view by converting to Islam a year ago. Soni found herself unsatisfied with the […]
    2016.04.25Jana Ahrens
  • Nod Light
    Nod Light is the newest table lamp by German product designer Simon Frambach. The name is derived from Frambach’s clever decision of combining function and aesthetic into one minimal movement that makes the lamp lift its shade up and down, mimicking the act of nodding. The design is void of any functional accessories such as […]
    2016.04.23Nhat Vo
  • 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
  • Flos Stand x VVD
    At this year’s Light + Building Fair, architect Vincent Van Duysen paired with lighting group Flos to construct a pavilion that is both eye catching and understated, and most importantly, highlights the unique Flos fixtures on display. Van Duysen speaks on the Flos Stand: Thanks to cutting-edge technologies and unique design approach, the relationship between light […]
    2016.04.21Jillian Japka
  • Tumble Vase
    Why should home wares be limited to the flat bi-dimensionality of table tops? Oslo-based Norwegian designer Falke Svatun challenges this conventional perception in shape, function and appearance with his Tumble Vase design. The stoneware vessel was a contribution to Structure, a recent exhibition on contemporary Norwegian art and design in Milan. Tumble’s cutout at the base […]
  • House in Litoral Alentejano
    Internationally acclaimed duo Aires Mateus Arquitetos aren’t strangers to reduction and white colour as a feature in itself. The House in Litoral Alentejano continues their streak as master manipulators of modern angles and unusual volume compositions. As two simple cubes emerge from the ground up, a true visual disruption of the natural landscape unveils before […]
    2016.04.19Mateus Andrade
  • MAX.TAN AW16
    MAX.TAN is one of the most reliable fashion labels when it comes to serious experimentation and poetic concepts based on ceaseless minimalism. The Autumn/Winter 16/17 collection is titled CLOISTERED, and deals with a universal longing, the longing for peace. Inspired by two very opposing uniforms — both strongly linked to the fragile question of peace […]
    2016.04.18Jana Ahrens
  • H-horse
    One of the most interesting projects viewed at Salone del Mobile Milano 2016 is a beautiful reinterpretation of the traditional rocking horse by Japanese studio Nendo for Kartell Kids Collection. The designer created H-horse using only three curved pieces of transparent plastic, referencing the steel I-beams — also known as H-beams — used to construct large […]
  • 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
  • Renovation in Akasaka
    Renovation in Akasaka is a loft-style apartment that has been remodelled into a minimalist haven. The original structure, built in the 1970’s, had low ceilings and many walls dividing the various rooms. The designers, FrontOfficeTokyo, removed these elements to open up the space. The residence now features an open floor plan, and the high ceilings reveal exposed beams […]
    2016.04.14Jillian Japka
  • One Piece Knife
    Johanna Gauder’s One Piece Knife is industrial design done cleanly and beautifully. Made from one piece of stainless steel, from a sheet, folded to form the handle and knife in one seamless sweep. The flowing form isn’t interrupted by an added handle, which uniquely identifies this piece from other market offerings. As a result of […]
  • L4 House
    An amalgamation of two backdrops make up the starting point for L4 House, the remarkable creation by Argentinian architect Luciano Kruk. An endless source of sand from Costa Esmeralda’s beach mixed with the embracing pine forest, ensuing absolute privacy for its inhabitants. The mono volume is a practical and classy solution for the harsh conditions […]
    2016.04.12Mateus Andrade
  • LIÉ by AGNESKOVACS
    Just imagine Scandinavian minimalism, Japanese precision, French elegance and Italian leather coming together in one collection of beautiful accessories. To achieve such a productive merger, it might be necessary to have an outside view, just like Budapest-based designer AGNESKOVACS has. Her current collection goes by the name of LIÉ, which is a French word indicating the […]
    2016.04.11Jana Ahrens
  • Casa MK
    Roof Arquitectos is a design studio founded by architects Rogelio Vallejo Bores and Francisco Noriega Ayala in 2008. With their two recent residential projects, the firm has been getting recognition around the architecture world; one of them being Casa MK in Morelia, Mexico. Residing on a hilly topology, Casa MK embraces the elevational differences to […]
    2016.04.09Nhat Vo
  • 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
  • Villa V3
    Scandinavian design is a movement defined by its simple functionality. Villa V3, located in Denmark, is a gorgeous example of Scandinavian design’s presence today. Clean lines, accessible materials, and a great flow of space turn this residence into the ideal modern dwelling. Architecture firm Ardess meticulously designed Villa V3 to achieve the perfect balance of private and public space. The […]
    2016.04.07Jillian Japka