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Furniture

Yi by Michael Young

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Yi is a minimalist design created by Hong Kong-based designer Michael Young. The chair was designed for mass-distribution purposes, and can be stacked with the seat removed. The designer’s inspiration came mainly from Hans Wegner, a furniture designer specializing in wood.

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Architecture

Slit House by EASTERN design office

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Slit House is a minimalist house located in Shiga, Japan, designed by EASTERN design office. The slits that form across the facade all correlate to lighting during specific times of the day. For instance, at one point, the sunlight reflects through the slit causing the light to form a V shape toward the corridor. In as little as ten minutes, the geometry formed by the light changes into something different entirely. As the day slowly turns to night, the light penetrating through the slits wither little by little.

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Architecture

House in Daizawa by Nobuo Araki

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House in Daizawa is a minimalist house located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Nobuo Araki. Situated in a calm residential area of Setagaya, Tokyo, the rectangular house faces southward, with a garden at the rear. Several meters in front of the house, a concrete wall has been constructed to provide sufficient privacy to the glass-façade house, while retaining a sense of openness.

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Architecture

House of Takasaki by studio LOOP Architects

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House of Takasaki is a minimalist house located in Gunma, Japan, designed by studio LOOP Architects. The two-family home is located in a quiet residential neighborhood near the Takasaki City Hall. In order to ensure privacy and maximize the site, the home is configured in an L-shape. The living space opens up to the courtyard through a series of sliding doors.

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Product Design

Mushroom O by JiB design studio

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Mushroom O is a minimalist design created by England-based designer JiB design studio. Mushroom O is a collection of hand finished 3 vessels using the contrast between ceramics and oak. Console O, launched in 2012 is the stepping stone for Mushroom O series. The prototype of the base vessel was handmade and studied with Sun Kim. Two other multi-functional vessels were added through proportion and scalar studies. Mushroom O is inspired by the natural and organic beauty of Korean traditional architecture and craft.

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Design

Toolbox by Aurelien Barbry

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Toolbox is a minimalist design created by Denmark-based designer Aurelien Barby. The Toolboxes are designed to be serving trays and magazine & newspaper boxes, they both works perfectly as storage for numerous things in every room of your house. The design has an immediate emotional attraction with the clear reminiscent of an old carpenter toolbox, transformed into contemporary design. The toolboxes are in Ash and handmade in Denmark.

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Home & Interiors

White Space Orthodontic Clinic by bureauhub

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White Space Orthodontic Clinic is a minimalist interior located in Catania, Italy, designed by bureauhub. The pristine interior defines the sterile nature of the business, and amplifies a sense of cleanliness and neatness. Advanced materials and techniques were implemented in order to bring the project to fruition. DuPont™ Corian was used in order to seamlessly merge the walls and furniture together.

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Furniture

Stage by Spell

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Stage is a minimalist design created by The Netherlands-based designer Spell. Stage is an elegant meeting place for all your handheld devices. From now on, tablets, smartphones, and charges can fit naturally within your home environment. Stage is made from solid American walnut, coated steel and durable foam-rubber. Stage is easy to mount on most common walls, and has enough space to hold up a five-plug international powerstrips.

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Design

Tissue Case Cover by Oji & Design

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Tissue Case Cover is a minimalist design created by Japan-based designer Oji & Design. The designers wanted to create a tissue box that was ostensibly a regular wooden box. Only by opening the flap do users reveal the hidden tissue box inside. The box can also serve as a storage compartment for accessories used in conjunction with tissues such as nail clippers or cotton swabs.

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Furniture

Ash by Jardan Lab

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Ash is a minimalist design created by Australia-based designer Jardan Lab. Ash presents leather and timber elements in an elegant geometric pattern. Made to order with push-pad cupboards and drawers in a select range of Jardan leathers, this sideboard range is ideal for residential and commercial settings.

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Architecture

Grass Building by Ryo Matsui Architects

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Grass Building is a minimalist house located in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Ryo Matsui Architects. The building is a six-story tall apartment complex composed of residential, commercial, and retail spaces. The facade facing the street is replete with sliding doors and a wall-to-wall balcony. The sliding doors function similarly to the lattice seen in traditional Japanese trademen’s houses.

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Furniture

Stan by Giancarlo Cutello

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Stan is a minimalist design created by Italy-based designer Giancarlo Cutello. The design accommodates most entry-way items, and serves as a coat rack, coin tray, and container for accessories. The design is incredibly simple with an elegant aesthetic that beautifully furnishes one’s entry hall.

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Architecture

Case by Jun Igarashi

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Case is a minimalist house located in Hokkaido, Japan, designed by Jun Igarashi. This house is located on the suburb of the city of Sapporo. The site is a typical suburban subdivision and height difference between the road is large. The footprint is determined by the building coverage and the wall retreat of the architectural law and the slope of the site approach.

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Architecture

The Aluminum Cabin by JVA

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The Aluminum Cabin is a minimalist house located in Vestfold, Norway, designed by JVA. Situated in a beautiful archipelago, this seaside cabin is a replacement project for a worn-out, unpractical cabin which was dominating the site. The area’s building code and its following obstructions have formed the project in size and form, as well as an enhanced site-specific adaption to the landscape. The cabin consists of three interconnected volumes where three outdoor spaces is created. All three outdoor rooms give several sun and shelter options during the day.

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Architecture

howse / BuddyOptical by Yasunari Tsukada Design

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Howse / BuddyOptical is a minimalist interior located in Osaka, Japan, designed by Yasunari Tsukada Design. The space is composed mainly of wood against a white backdrop. The clothes are hung on a simple wooden bracket that is balanced through a series of wires. The ceiling is exposed, as is the glossed concrete flooring.

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