Detractors of minimalism often decry the cold, impersonal nature of the style. However, when executed intelligently, minimalist designs can be surprisingly expressive. The furniture collections of designer Niko Koronis is a case in point.
Aston Martin - the esteemed marque beloved of James Bond, has teamed up with S3 Architecture to design a country residence in upstate New York which is just to Live and Let Die for.
Budge Over Dover is a 825 square metre standalone house on the coast of Sydney designed by YSG. It has won the Residential Design and Residential Decoration categories at the prestigious Australian Interior Design Awards 2020.
Founded by furniture designers Josefine Krabbe Munck, Kamma Rosa Schytte, Kasper Kyster and Lærke Ryom, Ukurant showcases experimental products from emerging designers which straddle the border between art and commerce.
When asked to picture a villa set in the lush landscape of Bali, a raw concrete structure may not spring immediately to mind. Then again, Caceres + Tous, the architects of this house, make a point of pursuing challenging ideas which follow emotions, functionality and the landscape instead of following trends.
This handsome house in Melbourne, designed by the architects and designers at Biasol, is a masterclass in the application of stone finishes.
Designed by Deferrari + Modesti architects, this 170 square metre apartment in Prato, Italy sits on multiple levels, unified by the use of clever design features and a fetching shade of blue.
Kintsugi is the ancient Japanese art of seeking beauty from imperfections by mending broken ceramics with gold lacquer. Artist Glen Martin Taylor has taken this one step further by incorporating an array of unusual found objects with broken porcelain pieces, some of which carry strong personal emotional significance.
As part of his graduation project, designer WooJai Lee created a strong yet light material akin to papier-mâché. The collection feels organic and industrial at the same time, no mean feat for a material which started life as a humble newspaper.
Designed by bamboo specialists Studio WNA, Hideout Horizon is an adventurous guest lodge in the heart of the jungle in eastern Bali. This is a dream hideaway perfect for indulging in your Tarzan and Jane fantasies.
If it is true that space is the ultimate luxury, then designing for a small space must be the ultimate challenge. Fortunately, as this apartment in Shanghai by Qisi Design shows, there are plenty of design tricks to maximise function and style even in tiny spaces.