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Trees and Rocks is a minimalist design created by Spain-based designer Martín Azúa. A wooden table which incorporates some veined marble discs in the central part. The discs have a practical function: they highlight the center of the table and make it more resistant to heat and scratches. The rounded rectangular shape of the table allows a more dynamic relationship among the guests who are not opposite each other as in parallel sides tables.
Mozart is a minimalist interior located in Kobe, Japan, designed by Tsubasai Wahashi. The space is relaxed and airy, characterized by inset ambient lighting, matched with white walls and wooden accents. The medical facility is designed to provide a sense of comfort and safety during the patrons’ stay. The large space allows patients to mingle or partake in the private lounges.
Patch is a minimalist design created by Spain-based designer Christian Reyes. Patch is a new concept of paper dispensery that is characterized by its original and natural combination of materials that utilize a simple system of replacing towelettes. The container is made of beech wood with a water clear-coat finish, along with a textured skin as a cover with an elastic band to hold them together.
Shoji is a minimalist design created by Canada-based designer Mjolk and Studio Junction. A wall mounted cabinet inspired by mid-century Danish cabinet making, and Japanese shoji screens. This cabinet is made from solid white oak with raw linen sliding doors framed by “shoji” inspired vertical pickets. The cabinet is designed by long-time collaborators architect firm Studio Junction and Mjolk, and is made by local artisans in Toronto Canada. The cabinet includes two shelves, and long shallow opening at the back to hide plugs, and cords from televisions or stereos. The cabinet is available in both white oak and walnut.
Tram is a minimalist design created by Austria-based designer Thomas Feichtner. Feichtner’s concept is strongly inspired by the company’s time-honored production processes: first by the company’s own plant for the production of seat shells from molded wood, and second by its longstanding factory for the production of classic bentwood. The intention was to unite the methods used to produce bentwood and molded wood for the first time in a single product, thus building a bridge between traditional and contemporary furniture design.
Tile is a minimalist design created by France-based designer Thomas Merlin. Made from curved wood, tiles are simple and shelves that showcases wood. Two discrete hooks allow easy attachment to the wall. In the style of tile, these shelves can be repeated to increase the exposure surface. Ideal for home as in the furnishings shops.
RW Concrete Church is a minimalist house located in South Korea, designed by NAMELESS Architecture. RW Concrete Church is located in Byeollae, a newly developed district near northeast Seoul, Korea. It evokes a feeling, not of a city already completed, but a building on a new landscape somewhere between nature and artificiality, or between creation and extinction. The church, which will be a part of the new urban fabric, is concretized through a flow of consecutive spaces based on simple shape, single physical properties and programs.
House 1 is a minimalist house located in Sri Lanka, designed by Isurunath Pramitha Associates. Unassuming and minimalist in its principles, this quintessentially cube-like abode sets a criterion for the conception of seamless space in a constrained urban environment. During the daytime the house exudes simplicity and is modest in appearance. At night, however, the house is transformed into an urban “lantern” emitting subtle light; the illuminated interior becomes visible to the outside through intricately treated fenestration. This duality confers an element of drama on the building. Stylistically, however, the house reflects neither the organic nor the vernacular tradition but is a logical response to climate and urban setting.
Berra is a minimalist design created by Switzerland-based designer Lucien Gumy. Berra is a paper holder made of solid oak wood and depends on gravity. Wooden counterweights loosely placed on a sloped wooden base slide by their own weight. Simply stick your papers or postcards in-between the counterweights and gravity will hold them in place. The name Berra refers to a Swiss mountain that experienced a landslide, which reminded the designer of the functionality of this paper holder.
Collar Lamp is a minimalist design created by Spain-based designer Jordi Lopez Aguilo. Collar is a lamp, which unites simple Scandinavian design with Spanish elegance. The organic shape of the lampshade reflects a pleasant, diffuse light into the room. The lamp consists of three parts; a base, an LED-bulb, and a lampshade.
Residence in Lugano is a minimalist house located in Lugano, Switzerland, designed by Volpatohatz. A private client commissioned VOLPATOHATZ to add another level and fully renovate an existing villa from the 60’s situated on the hills overlooking the centre of Lugano, Switzerland. The client’s brief required a new stair and a lift connecting three levels with some internal adjustments to accommodate new sleeping arrangements on the ground level and the main bedroom with a large en-suite; walk-in robe and small office on the second level.
Raft is a minimalist design created by Germany-based designer kaschkasch. The inspiration for raft – as the name suggests – is a wooden raft with its round timber. Due to its round shape, the shelf has a fascinating haptics or rather look. The bookend can be perfectly connected to the shape of the round timber.
The Black Barn is a minimalist house located in Šentrupert, Slovenia, designed by Arhitektura d.o.o.. The owner is a successful Slovenian businessman who spends some of his spare time in the countryside. The property is situated on the edge of a small village on top of a hill, and consists of farm land, forest, residential building, barn house, apiary and wooden pavilion used as a tool shack. The client decided to replace the broken-down barn house with a new, multi-functional building, a sort of “modern Slovenian hayrack”.
House H is a minimalist house located in Madrid, Spain, designed by Bojaus Arquitectura. House H is located in a typical suburban area near Madrid, where the houses in small individual plots are often too close to each other. In this situation the challenge was to combine certain degrees of privacy with the desire of opening big windows and merging the interior and exterior conditions into a continuous space flooded by natural lighting.
Pinco Panco is a minimalist design created by Italy-based designer Giorgia Zanellato. Pinco Panco are a couple of paperweights, one made in stone and the other in marble. The heavy bases are contrasted by wooden handles with peculiar ways to be held. They are reminiscent of artisanal tools that are inherently intuitive through a refined sense that they should be hold.