Today’s Minimalist style is different from the clean-lined perfection of the past years.

The way minimalism as a trend is changing goes hand-in-hand with the latest big changes we are experiencing. We already talked about the “new well-being” as one of the major post-covid design trends here, and about the future changes of interior design after covid. The crisis we are living is inevitably cutting what was not necessary, superfluous, meaningless, by giving to the “less is more” concept even a more powerful meaning.

Contemporary minimalism is not about the idealized absence of things, but about choosing things with a meaning, that matters to us and that can enhance our well-being, physically and mentally.

But did you know how the minimalist style changed across the years? Let me share with you first some short historical notes to contextualize the trend.

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  • Italian Minimalism in the interior design: home tour

  • Top Scandinavian furniture brands for a minimalist style at home

  • 5 surprising products for a Minimalist Bathroom design

  • Wardrobe design for a minimalist bedroom

Less is more is still a key concept, by choosing few items with timeless design and fine craftsmanship

  • Instead of visual interest, the focus goes on tactility and materials
  • Embracing a Wabi-sabi philosophy, finding beauty in imperfection and in the decay due to the passing of time

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  • Clean and geometric lines replaced by a mix of primitive and sculptural shapes with more linear ones
  • Natural materials and local design, as a consequence of a new sensitivity around environmental issues and sustainability

  

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