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Material Minimalism

Consumers are seeking straightforward designs to simplify life

Implications - As the credit-crunched regain what they have lost, they are choosing to purchase products that are minimal in design, shape and function. And as the world around becomes more cluttered and hectic, consumers are seeking solace in simplistic purchases. Glamour and clutter have made way for material minimalism.
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9 Featured, 47 Examples:
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Date Range:
Aug 07 — Dec 09
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Featured Examples

Extreme Minimalist Dresses
Extreme Minimalist Dresses
Digna Kosse Creates Unwearable Clothing from Pieces of Yarn
There are some fashions out there that are meant to only be appreciated for their artistic factor and Digna Kosse’s creation is one of those cases. She designed these unique dresses from shards of yarn… MORE
Handless, Numberless Timepiece
Handless, Numberless Timepiece
Odd Ball Minimalist Watch
No hands, numbers, markers, or LEDs -- just a free-rolling tiny ball. So how does it tell time? Not very accurately. As you walk, the ball rolls around the watch face, then, when you bring your arm into… MORE
Chainless Bicycles
Chainless Bicycles
Nulla Minimalist Bike
Nulla is Italian for "nothing," which aptly describes this concept minimalist bike. The most obvious omissions are the spokes of the wheels and the familiar bike chain. It's the lack of hubs and much of… MORE
Ambient Houses
Ambient Houses
Kouichi Kimura's Couple & Dog-Friendly Minimalistic Oasis
Japanese designer Kouichi Kimura created an ideal house for young couples and their dogs. He is known for his minimalistic, clean line design. This particular piece of architecture is an amazing looking… MORE
Minimalist Pet Houses
Minimalist Pet Houses
Cat Home by Leo Kempf
Designer Leo Kempf designed this chic cantilevered cat house for his own furry friend, Olive. After all, every minimalist feline needs an ultra-modern home to relax in. To get to the swank upper level,… MORE
Minimalist Bathtubs
Minimalist Bathtubs
Omvivo 'Le Cob' Bath
Luxury bath? That's redundant. Bath time is always luxury time. Light a few candles, fire up some incense, put on a little soul music, dim the lights, and luxuriate. Having a fancy-schmancy tub doesn't… MORE
Minimalist Mosaic Watches
Minimalist Mosaic Watches
Dior 'Christal Mysterieuse' Exudes Mystery and Wonder
Watch lovers, beware. The new Dior Christal Mysterieuse is a wristwatch to die for. Although it may not be the easiest watch to tell time on, it’s the look that counts, right? The face of this designer… MORE
play_circle_filled Minimalist Timepieces
Minimalist Timepieces
The Target Clock by Simon Lumb Uses a Graphic, Not Numbers
I love timepieces that take a creative twist, and this Target Clock by Simon Lumb does so in spades. Instead of numbers and hands, this clock uses a moving graphic to help you tell the time from afar.… MORE
Hollow Vases
Hollow Vases
The 'Outline' Flower Pot is Minimalist Interior Decor at Its Finest
If you’re looking for something that can display your precious petunias and showcase style and class at the same time, take a look at the beautifully-crafted ‘Outline’ vase. This aptly-named vase shows… MORE

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