Transparency can be an aspect of minimalist home decor — one that increases a sense of space and light.
Functional objects that lack visual mass seem fascinating. Their see-through quality gives them a kind of elegance and yet they work. Right now, I can particularly relate to that idea because I am in the slow process of heirlooming, selling and clearing out possessions I’ve had for many years and no longer use or wear. For me, that creates actual space and simplifies my environment, which I find comforting. Today’s architects and minimalist home decor design gurus often work with stripped down forms which are free of embellishment.
So it’s only logical that I would find the Nendo Collection “washbasin” [top] Bisazza Bagno, so appealing. Made of wood and an Italian solid surface called Cristalplant, which can be molded, the 63-inch by 22-inch by 15-3/4-inch sink and vanity was designed by Canadian-born Japanese designer Oki Sato. Elegant, and so low maintenance as well.
A glass staircase in the studio of French sculptor Patrick Veillet almost disappears against the green wall created by designer Patrick Blanc, who creates unexpected and unique living walls. Here, the greenery almost makes the tempered glass treads look like remnants from a quirky hothouse.
Glass walls, even with divided steel casings, can be problematic in a bedroom. Light angles in from floor to ceiling. In a South American house, a low solid partition (note the glass on either side) acts as a pony wall for a bed or a sofa. However, many newer New York high rise buildings have solid walls of glass that take advantage of the views.
Italian iron workers have long produced full bed frames that are super skinny four posters, often with a graceful canopy like this bed from a Rome apartment by Alessandra Branca. Anyone who has traveled in Tuscany during the summer (and knows how wretched the mosquitos can be) can grasp how practical a bed with this form would be at a time when mosquito netting was essential. And, of course, there are variations on this basic style, as noted in my earlier post on a similar aspect of minimalist home decor: Iron Frame Canopy Beds.
(Source: bisazzabagno, verticalgarden, archdaily, branca)
Copy & Paste Link to Quick-Share this Post: http://bit.ly/1gBLA4A