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Northern - Oblong Lounge Chair

The motto "simplify your life" has arrived in the living area with the minimalism trend. It is primarily about the reduction to the essentials. The perfect living trend for all purists and minimalists is plain, simple and functional. A clear language of form meets well thought-out functionality. The living trend is above all something for all interior enthusiasts who value timeless furnishings. Because: A clear and puristic design remains modern, even in generations to come.

Minimalist living and creating space - here's how:

  1. Classics - timeless design with longevity
  2. Colors - cool tones
  3. Shapes - geometry and clean lines
  4. Materials - glass, stainless steel and concrete

Classics - timeless design with durability

Stelton - Time Clock 30 cm, black
Stelton - Theo Teapot 1,25 l
Theo Tea mug with coaster from Stelton
Die Stelton - Emma insulated coffee pot, light blue

Brands like Vitra , Hay and Stelton are known for many minimalist classics. High-quality design classics are restrained and timeless in their design language - perfect for an interior design that will still inspire in ten years as on the first day. In the Eames Plastic Side Chair from Vitra , the round shapes of the seat shell combine with the clean lines of the chair legs to create a purist design. Hard materials like plastic create a certain coolness and sportiness - so the focus is on the function of the seating furniture . The great thing about design classics: you can combine different objects individually without losing the minimalist look.

Vitra - Eames Plastic Side Chair DSW
CH07 shell chair from Carl Hansen
Ripple blanket from Muuto in red

Colors - cool tones

In the living trend, the objects as such are in the center. Therefore, the color palette is sparse: from white to gray to black - with these cool tones you bring the function of the design furniture to the fore. White furniture like the Pocket Shelf from String make the room look light and airy, while you accent with black. The coffee maker by Stelton in black - arranged on a white table - makes for an eye-catcher. To soften the contrasts, choose different accessories in gray and cream tones. Feel free to help yourself to the entire gray and cream palette, this will create more depth in the room. Among the Scandinavian manufacturers such as Audo or Muuto you will find a variety of subtle accessories - ideal for the reduced look!

Shapes - geometry and clear lines

Combinable side table from by Lassen

My Spot Side table from Umage in dark oak
Hay - Tulou Side Table, Ø 55 x H 35 cm, Black
Tray Table 40 x 40 cm from Hay in black

The design language is reduced to the essential - so the objects stand for themselves, the eye can rest on clear lines. True to the motto "form follows function", the Yeh wall table by Audo comes across as simple and plain. Due to its simple design, it almost melts into the wall - for even more lightness in the room. Our tip: Choose geometric shapes - they create clarity and structure the room.

Materials - glass, stainless steel and concrete

JWDA Table lamp from Audo in burnished brass

Functional minimalism uses cool materials such as glass, stainless steel, marble and concrete. Purist drinking glasses such as the water and long drink glass by A di Alessi create lightness on the table, while stainless steel is elegant and can appear sporty depending on the matting. The Mini Kelvin LED table lamp by Flos perfectly combines these two attributes. Materials such as marble or concrete set accents - so the cool Intérieur is given an urban touch. To break up the clean lines a bit, arrange playful objects such as the Deer metal shelf from BeDesign - this is how minimalist living works. High-quality workmanship of these materials guarantees the longevity of the products. With this, design will be fun in the future, too!

The Normann Copenhagen - Amp Pendant lamp - as a table or pendant lamp
The Umage - One More Look Mirror
Lume coat rack from BeDesign in color black

Furnish rooms in a minimalist way: It's not that hard to implement the new "functional minimalism" living trend. First, create space, clean out and opt for a few, but high-quality design classics - these never go out of fashion and fit pretty much any room. Arrange functionally thoughtful accessories in cool tones like gray or black and accent with hard materials like concrete, marble and stainless steel. Be sure to strike the right balance between light and dark. The more white furniture you spread around, the lighter and airier the room will look. You can add depth to even the smallest hallways with Umage's One More Look mirror . Dark colors, on the other hand, create texture and add depth to the interior. Try it and enjoy the feeling of living reduced and minimalist.

Article from the 2016-06-22, of Caren Schwenke

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