minimalist

  • Cointec Office
    Cointec Office is a workspace for a consultant firm designed by Spanish architecture firm Dot Partners. The office was designed to emphasise spaciousness, with one large room stretching across the entire structure. Select furnishings and carefully placed glass partitions divide the space according to use. The work stations are scattered throughout the large, open rooms, while […]
    2016.09.29Jillian Japka
  • 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
  • Tumbler Alarm Clock
    Norm Architects and Menu’s Tumbler Alarm Clock turns the tumultuous business of waking up, on its head. Literally. Through an internally concealed mechanism, once the alarm is activated and sounding, the snooze function can be engaged simply by turning the clock on its head. Designed by Norm Architects and manufactured by Menu, both are based […]
  • Bao Yao Fei
    The Hague based fashion designer Bao Yao Fei is a true discovery. Usually, writing an article on a designer with compelling images or exciting concepts starts with extensive Google research. With newcomer Bao Yao Fei this led to a very meagre result. But the few connections that could be made already showed a striking know-how […]
    2016.09.26Jana Ahrens
  • #12 Clock
    Three degrees of transparency: black, white, and transparent. One simple and familiar telling: time. Say hello to the minimal #12 Clock by Simone Cappellanti. Based in Rome, Italy, Simone Cappellanti is a multidisciplinary designer that has a focus on interior spatial design and its components. His recent portfolio addition — #12 Clock — is a luxurious and […]
    2016.09.24Nhat Vo
  • Never Sit Still
    Founded by Mike Tosetto, Never Sit Still is a motion design company based in Sydney, for whom the creative studio Christopher Doyle & Co. — also based in Sydney — has designed an exceptional identity and branding work. Contagious energy and a restless desire to constantly progress in both craft and knowledge were the foundations that informed the company […]
    2016.09.23Jorge San Luis
  • Villa J2
    Villa J2 is a lovely family home in Sweden designed by Jonas Lindvall of the Swedish multidisciplinary design firm Lindvall A & D. Family life was a central goal of this design, therefore the home was planned with a central hub for social interaction. This main area is located on the ground floor and includes the kitchen, dining, […]
    2016.09.22Jillian Japka
  • Abstract Narratives
    Like Canadian designer Bruce Mau, who declared an interest in the moment when two objects collide and generate a third, I too believe the third object is where the interesting work is. Following the same principle, Seattle-based artist Katherine Wesselman uses photography to explore the relationship between fragments and image. Drawing from 39 years of experience as a graphic designer, Wesselman’s process […]
  • 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
  • – +
    Vilde Moen Hudson is a graphic designer based in Norway, who achieved a BA in both her home country as well as in the UK. About her work, she says that it’s considerably affected by the respective national style influences. Balancing those two, Hudson published a book called – + which tries to convey a definition […]
    2016.09.19Jana Ahrens
  • Wire S #
    Belgian design studio Muller van Severen has crafted curving loungers called Wire S # from wire netting as part of a furniture commission for one of the Solo Houses, a series of architect-designed dream homes in Spain. The designers worked with a stainless steel netting of two by two-centimetre squares to create the daybeds, which […]
  • Au Pont Rouge
    In Au Pont Rouge, a 110 year old iconic department store located in Saint Petersburg, architecture studio Cheungvogl has created a singular and innovative open exhibition retail space around a robotic system. The customer scans items to his/her virtual basket and upon purchase, the robotic system processes the order in the background to the point of […]
    2016.09.16Jorge San Luis
  • Lakeside House
    Lakeside House is a long and elegant silhouette set against a mountainous backdrop. Designed by Shinichi Ogawa & Associates, this Japanese home utilises its inspiring environment as a key feature in the design. The structure is a long rectangle with floor to ceiling windows that frame excellent views of the landscape. The oversized windows blur the boundaries of […]
    2016.09.15Jillian Japka
  • Tapered Tote
    Working in a family business may be a trying experience for some, but for sisters Emily and Jessica Hadden of British accessories brand Alfie Douglas, it seems the family bond can only enhance their products and working environment. Introducing a new addition to their 2016 Alfie One Structured Collection, the beautifully simple Tapered Tote is already a […]
  • 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
  • Whyd Speaker
    Quoting Aristotle and Leonardo da Vinci in a product’s design history is an ambitious statement, especially when referring to modern sound devices. But still, the team of Whyd did exactly that. And they chose the right quotes to make us understand why. Quality is not an act. It is a habit. — Aristotle Although I haven’t […]
    2016.09.12Jana Ahrens
  • Plume WiFi
    After the introduction of Apple’s iPhone 7, we can clearly see a pattern in the field of industrial design: innovative designs are giving way to reiterated ones that enhance and improve a user’s experience. Many may see this as a decline in creativity, but I will argue otherwise. Plume, a new Adaptive WiFi system, sets […]
    2016.09.10Nhat Vo
  • Fold In, Fold Out & A Cut
    Rony Schneider is a graduate from the Department of Visual Communication in Shankar, Israel, and as final project he has created this incredibly beautiful piece of art work: Fold In, Fold Out & A Cut. This exercise works on the 22 letters of the Hebrew language, simplifying the letters to their most basic structure first, and then recreating […]
    2016.09.09Jorge San Luis
  • Espace Arbois Duranne
    A unique form of pre-fabricated concrete rises from a natural rock wall in Aix-en-Provence, France. Designed by architecture firm Atelier Fernandez & Serres, this cultural centre provides both interior and exterior congregation spaces for the city. The defining feature of the structure is a long, curvilinear wall which wraps the courtyard in a nearly complete circle. This circle […]
    2016.09.08Jillian Japka
  • Wave Table
    BE Design’s Wave Table prototype helps manifest a series of clean imagined lines. Measuring 660mm x 380mm x 450mm, this acrylic beauty is inspired as a magazine rack, a table or however the user decides to best utilise its intriguing shape. In the words of the creators mouths themselves, the smooth shape of this piece […]
  • 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
  • Point Line
    Straight to the point: That’s the new approach Agata Bieleń found for her current collection, Point Line. The Polish contemporary jewellery designer made it her specialty to examine the line in three-dimensional space. This time she had a look at it from the front, and what she found was the point, the circle, and subsequently […]
    2016.09.05Jana Ahrens
  • Synnes Chair
    Designed by Falke Svatun, a young Norwegian designer based in Oslo, the Synnes Chair is a modern take on a traditional Scandinavian dining chair. The seat and back are made from high-quality form-pressed plywood/laminates. Pinned to the seat with dowels, the 6mm thin backrest forms a structural shell which offers comfort as well as sturdiness. Available […]
  • Dome Series
    Dome is the new unisex collection presented by the great Australian watchmakers AÃRK Collective, where the growth and maturation of the brand can be seen since its inception in 2013. Based on traditional timepiece construction with a contemporary take on the classic wristwatch, the Dome Series design embraces curvature that is exalted with rounded forms and […]
    2016.09.02Jorge San Luis