minimalist

  • 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
  • Article & Goods
    San Francisco based designer and founder Sam Chen grew up surrounded by people working with fabrics and in fashion. He was taught how to hand sew at a very young age and he regularly visited his seamstress mother at a garment factory. This upbringing motivated him to build a successful career in the fashion industry. […]
    2016.08.29Jana Ahrens
  • ETQ FW16
    While big names in the sneaker industry are pushing designs that signify their respective brands, either by using a well known logo mark, reinterpreting a previous design, or even complicating the shoe’s outlook, Amsterdam-based sneaker brand ETQ keeps it simple; and it’s effective. Nowadays in the age of easily accessible fashion, it’s difficult for lesser-known […]
    2016.08.27Nhat Vo
  • Pudica Chair
    After the release of his Avoa Chair and Arauto, the Brazilian designer Pedro Paulø-Venzon has recently unveiled the Pudica Chair — another marvellously simple, elegant and throne-like chair design. Pedro explains to us his inspiration and referents for the development of this new chair: The Pudica Chair is an artefact that seeks syncretism between the rationalist style of the early […]
    2016.08.26Jorge San Luis
  • Reydon Grove Farm
    Reydon Grove Farm is a long and narrow home situated in Suffolk, England. Designed by minimalist favourite Norm Architects, the low-lying dwelling reflects its environment with a refined structure and neutral colour palette. The scale was thoughtfully placed so as to correspond with the existing buildings on site, a barn and dairy. Reflecting the trees on site, the […]
    2016.08.25Jillian Japka
  • Tweezers
    Clemens Auer‘s manifesto states that he searches for the simple yet astonishing, and that is precisely what he achieves with his award-winning tweezers. The Austrian product designer drew inspiration from one of the human body’s archetypal gestures: thumb and index finger forming a pinching motion. As he states: It is a poetic and intuitive translation of […]
  • 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
  • L.W.B. by LIFEwithBIRD
    Great minds think alike. But it’s even better when great minds choose to put their energy into a shared idea and then focus on where their minds work differently. Everyone brings something individual to the table as is the case with Bridget McCall and Nikolas van Messner, who established Melbourne based fashion brand LIFEwithBIRD together […]
    2016.08.22Jana Ahrens
  • White House in Santorini
    This beautiful white house on the Greek island of Santorini consists of a series of staggered blocks that emulate the traditional housing on the Cyclades. A family retreat designed by Greek architects Alexandros Kapsimalis and Marianna Kapsimali in the outskirts of the village of Messaria. Each room of the residence is contained within a white-rendered […]
  • OSLO Collection
    OSLO is an stylish and sophisticated collection of Scandinavian furniture, lighting and accessories designed by Anderssen & Voll for Muuto. The OSLO Collection combines light and modern design with an ergonomically focused comfortable lounging experience. The furniture is crafted in Norway and upholstered in Denmark with Kvadrat textiles, ensuring the highest quality. The collection comprises […]
    2016.08.19Jorge San Luis
  • House in Matosinhos
    On a long and narrow plot in Portugal sits House in Matosinhos — a white, modern home that stands out from its neighbours. Wedged between two traditional structures, this residence is designed to add privacy while utilising as much of the small site as possible. The majority of the exterior walls are tightly position against the street or the neighbouring […]
    2016.08.18Jillian Japka
  • Line Collection
    A labour of love, the Line Collection timepiece sees a clear dedication of combining honest craftsmanship and meticulously deliberate design. Born from a place of an unidentified need, Glasgow-based Nomad founders Alan and Kelsey saw a want for a non-generic and purposed timepiece offering. Teaming up with celebrated London-based industrial designer Samuel Wilkinson, the vision of the […]
  • 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
  • KLIPP Clock
    Architecture, interior, objects: As soon as a designer — or in this case a trained architect — has found a style, an individual form of expression, working in the above categories mainly differs in terms of complexity, not so much in terms of accessibility. Furthermore, it is very easy to grasp why an architect might […]
    2016.08.15Jana Ahrens
  • Tsumiki
    Kengo Kuma, the renowned architect known for his meticulous work with wooden structures, has utilised his knowledge in analogical joints to create a Japanese counterpart to Lego, named Tsumiki. Meaning wooden blocks, this creative toy is only composed of minimal triangular cedar wedges — the prime geometry that’s most structurally stable. The wedge, however, trades […]
    2016.08.13Nhat Vo
  • A-TO-B
    With a network of one hundred and fifty stores in the Nordic countries specialising in accessories and shoes, Venue Retail Group approached Stockholm Design Lab looking to create something new and refreshing in the bag retail market. After a complete study, the conclusion was that market did not offer any go-to locations that provided everything you need […]
    2016.08.12Jorge San Luis
  • House in Alentejo Coast
    House in Alentejo Coast is defined by its relationship to the arid Portuguese landscape and its vegetation. Designed by Aires Mateus, this unique home circles a broad area of trees and sandy floor. The design is reminiscent of a home with a courtyard, but it is an exaggerated courtyard, with less defining walls and more extravagant […]
    2016.08.11Jillian Japka
  • Minimalism Life
    Minimalissimo’s passion is minimalism in design, and although that is our focus, we also understand that minimalism is more than an aesthetic. It can be considered and adopted in many different ways — whether it be how it affects the possessions you own, the way you approach design, how you style your home, how you spend […]
  • THEY New York
    Two things are immediately striking for the minimalism enthusiast when looking at THEY New York‘s collection of beautiful sneakers — one is the astonishing craftsmanship involved in the shoes’ embedded geometric shapes, another is the excitement those unexpected shapes cause on the viewer. THEY is founded siblings Jack and Angela Lin and Steven Jung, three Manhattan-based friends who […]
  • 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
  • Berayah SS16
    Especially in a fast-paced design environment like fashion, it is important for creatives to constantly hark back to their most personal inspirations, their own story, to stay confident and idiosyncratic. This means opening up in a way that can be quite challenging. For Hong Kong-based womenswear designer Enoch Ho this means relying on his faith. […]
    2016.08.08Jana Ahrens
  • The Void
    The Void is surely a strange choice of name for this community centre in Sinan-gun, Jeollanam-do, South Korea. Designed by Hyunjoon Yoo Architects, this is their first project built on an island, where majority of the population is elderly. The Void consists of a restaurant and a public bathhouse, due to rising demand of proper […]
    2016.08.06Nhat Vo
  • Memobottle
    Memobottle is a wonderful product with an equally wonderful initiative and reflection behind it, combining simple and sustainable design with functionality. Made of BPA-Free Plastic, Memobottle is a reusable drink bottle designed to go with you — in a bag or even in a pocket, for example — looking to reduce single use bottle consumption and […]
    2016.08.05Jorge San Luis
  • Dafundo Apartment
    The Portuguese architecture firm of João Tiago Aguiar has designed this elegant classic-meets-modern apartment on a river bank in their home country. Dafundo Apartment features everything we’ve come to expect from great minimal spaces: open and airy rooms, abundant natural light, and few furnishings. The modern design of Dafundo Apartment merges effortlessly with its classic building. I […]
    2016.08.04Jillian Japka