The visual aesthetics of the last few decades are “nothing‘. Whether it’s art, lifestyle, fashion, industrial or interior design, it’s said that things need to be kept to a minimum and promote the trend of globally beloved but highly critical minimalism. I am. Minimalism is the concept of reducing something to what you need, but who decides what you need and who decides what is too much? With these questions in mind, coupled with the fundamental changes in consumerism and people’s lifestyles in recent years, current trends show that minimalism may stay here, but with a twist. increase.
Minimalism was an art movement that began to take shape after World War II and was thought to be a reaction to modernism and abstract expressionism at the time. The artist wants to move away from the emotional and expressive features of these genres, which seemed distracting from the art itself, to create what he believes to be “beauty of pure form”. Was there. As is often the case in visual arts, music, and industrial design in the 1960s, the term minimalist often refers to anything that has abandoned all kinds of decorations and removed their essence. Artists and sculptors such as Frank Stella, Robert Morris, Donald Judd, and Carl Andre have begun to move towards geometric abstraction and explore it through various media. Beyond the Atlantic, the European approach to minimalism was found in the works of artists associated with the Bauhaus, De Stijl and Russian Constructivist movements.
In architecture, minimalism represents a space or structure that is reduced to its basic elements. This movement became popular between London and New York in the late 1980s. The fashion boutique owner asked the architect to design a slightly empty space with white surfaces, cold lighting and unobstructed space to minimize the number of objects and furniture. All focus on clothing. The inspiration behind minimalism is believed to have come from the traditional Japanese design of Zen philosophy, the Bauhaus, and the De Stijl movement. Some argue that minimalism was also a response to the rise of industrialization and dense urban life, and acted as an antidote to the hustle and bustle of major urban life.
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One of the important phrases to describe this architectural style is “less, more”, as the famous architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe said. The use of De Stijl’s abstraction and simplicity, combined with the use of Bauhaus’s industrial materials and its reduced form, defines minimalist architecture. Finding value in the simple form of nature is also important for the minimalist movement. By reducing design to essential elements and focusing on shape, light, space and materials, minimalist architecture achieves harmony through simplicity, blending nature with internal space and balancing man-made and environmental. To realize. For example, as seen in many of Tadao Ando’s projects. This does not mean that the space is completely designed without decoration, but that all the elements and details of the space have been reduced to the point where nothing can be removed to improve the design. Means
When fast-forwarding at the beginning of the 21st century, minimalism was everywhere. As a result, it has become an ambitious and deluxe way of life. The interior features a sophisticated design and clean lines that convey a timeless simplicity and chic taste. The surface was clean and tidy and clean. I used white and neutral colors as the base, but complemented with different tones and textures to add character. Inspired by Scandinavian design, designers combine natural finishes such as wood and stone with simple geometric shapes, monochromatic color palettes and functional elements. Shortly thereafter, minimalism became a global discipline of living more with less life. “In consumer culture, minimalism has always been a rather flashy trick.”
Minimalistic designs have been widely popular among designers, but have always been strongly criticized for being too cold and “soulless.” Many have used minimalism as a way to break the chaos of the outside world and enter a state of calm and tranquility when entering the house, while others do not feel an emotional attachment to style and are lively. Did not reflect and loudly individuality. However, towards the end of the summer of 2020, the world finally began to see this major change in people’s “aesthetic journey”, devoting themselves to a natural, vibrant and eclectic interior. , And that is the point. “
Obviously, the style is constantly changing and new / recycled trends are frequently introduced each year, but pandemics are considered to be one of the main causes of this change. After months of isolation, it was not surprising that people felt the urge to add warm tones to their color palette and inject some energy into the space. Living in black and white was no longer desirable, and people were looking for plants, textures, prints, and accessories that reflected their personality. This introduced a style that takes stylistic elements from Japanese and Scandinavian designs, such as Japanese and organic modernism, complements them with natural features and materials, and brings the monotonous design to life. Designers have also begun borrowing design elements from other countries, such as color palettes, patterns and native accessories, turning their space into a mini retreat.
The more exaggerated reaction to minimalism is maximalism, which has also grown in popularity over the last few years. Maximalism is a subliminal and sociocultural opposition to the historical political implications of minimalism, such as the Austrian architect Adolf Loos’s relationship with ornaments and “uncontrolled eroticism, criminal activity, farmers”. Often seen as a reaction to controversial comments. Today, by individualism, the rise of inclusiveness, and against the status quo, maximal homes are in the brains of homeowners, where they visited, their culture and heritage, and their interests. -It represents “expressionist, personal hobbies, and expressionist, connected humanity-intentional hot turmoil, celebrating accepting who and where people are.”
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