Thursday, November 25, 2010

Minimalism, A Way Of Thinking

“I think we have to get away from the idea of minimalism as a style and instead understand it as a way of thinking about space – its propositions, surfaces, and the fall of light. The vision of comprehensive and seamless, a quality of space rather than forms, places not things. This is why, in its fullest and most satisfying expression, it is not something which you can readily acquire a piece of.” John Pawson, “Minimalism,” The Guardian April 2004.

0678fb9cb15575484720392d85c2045fFrom John Pawson’s Portfolio

Mclean Quinlan1

Mclean Quinlan 2From the portfolio of Mclean Quinlan - Via Desire To Inspire

Joel Sanders Joel Sanders1 From the portfolio of Joel Sanders – Via Desire To Inspire

The above pictures exemplify this quote, they are perfect example of minimalism that is not cold. They show a beautiful symphony of light, shadows, shapes, colors and materials and most importantly scale and space.

4 comments:

Designwali said...

oooh love the look, not sure if I could live the look...

Kelly @ JAX does design said...

Love the staircase in the last picture - it must feel like you're floating on air when you walk up and down them :-)

I also really like the room with the hanging clear bubble chair. The windows are fantastic.

Kelly

MEADE DESIGN GROUP said...

Mr.Tareq - I don't think I could be a minimal designer - I found those spaces too cold and harsh - Love the architectural moments but we as humans need to imprint our own style in the place we live - we need to tell a story of who we are and why we are here. It is about the individual who lives in the space not about the space.

qerat said...

Ivan, loved your comment. It is about the person not the space. Absolutely.

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