Furniture, Minimalist furniture: a high sofa, chair, bed, this classic shapes and strong design. Color design of furniture corresponds to the decor of the background (wall). The main quality of furniture in this style is simplicity and versatility: transforming sofa and bed, foldout chair, folding table, built-in wardrobes, etc. There are no shelves in the minimalist interior. All things must be kept in a cabinet or in boxes under the sofa / bed. Prints and designs on upholstery are not acceptable. But it can be on the wall. Some people are wondering what minimalism really means. The simplest meaning that we can think of is it is keeping things simple. This is the closest that we can say, but it means more, depending on the subject you want to refer to. In abstract painting, minimalism is about the extreme simplification of form, using basic shapes and the monochromatic shades of primary colors, anonymity of style and objectivity. In music, minimalism is the extreme simplification of harmonies, patterns, rhythms, prolonged melodic or chordal repetitions. While in arts, literature and design, minimalism is the use of the fewest and barest elements or essentials. Thus, we can say that minimalism is more of a lifestyle than ideas.
Common Elements. There are a few common elements that tend to be found in urban industrial spaces. They include, but are not limited to: Exposed brick walls, Cements floors, Raw, unfinished materials, Sleek, metal and glass, lighting, Exposed beams, Stainless steel accents. Get the Look. The key to achieving a no-frills industrial chic look is simplicity. Avoid excess furniture and accessories and keep only what's needed. The interest and depth in the space will be found in the mix of textures and patina. Start with a neutral color palette (grey, white, black beige), then layer in some warm wood tones. Look for woods that have some wear and tear. Scratches, knots, and nicks will just add to the authenticity of the look. Be sure to also add plenty of metal. Whether it's metal windows and railings, or metal furniture and lighting, galvanized metals and steel will combine brilliantly with the wood. If you have exposed beams, pipes or brick in your space leave them as is. Industrial chic spaces are often wide, open rooms that feature these elements.
The history of the emergence of style. Minimalism was developed in the second half of XX century., appeared as the reaction designers to abundance of contemporary trends. Fundamentals of minimalism taken from Japanese culture. Interior of traditional Japanese homes – Minka – is not like the decoration of European homes. The basis of the Japanese home are shed and timber supports, latticed walls (shoji), pasted with rice paper and tatami (mat). The only thing that attracts attention is a scroll with a painting or a poem, which is located in the niche; and a flower (or floral arrangement – “ikebana”) underneath. Japanese minimalism in the interior is the space of emptiness, the formation of a special area of contemplation and detachment. European minimalism is less radical. Simplicity here is coupled with functionality.
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