In Edit no.1, I revealed the leading minimal furniture designs - sumptuous sofas, architectural armchairs and dining tables fit for a feast.
But there’s more . . .
I've scoured the globe to bring you the best lighting and rugs released this year.
Ready to add subtle wow factor to your minimal interior?
Perfected over centuries, how could the Japanese paper lantern ever be improved?
Well, Norm Architects have done it with their Hashira collection.
Keeping the classic column shape, they’ve added a contemporary nordic feel. Melding traditional eastern and modern western aesthetics.
The slender structure is visible through the shade giving a bold graphic form. While the linen covering emits the same subtle diffuse light as paper. The fabric absorbs sound and add softness to your room.
Available as a floor, table or pendant, I love the Hashira Cluster. A trio of pendants suspended from a black cord. It brings a silent elegance to your minimal interior.
Traditional Japanese lanterns are made from Washi - a tough paper, handmade from the inner bark of the kōzo bush.
I first spotted Flat a year ago when it previewed at Salone del Mobile in Milan - don’t say I’m not ahead of the curve!
At that stage it was a prototype.
Now, it's a fully developed range of ceiling, pendant, floor and table lights.
It adapts perfectly to different situations.
The basic concept’s a simple metal disc - either floating overhead or rising like a geometric snake. I love how it forms a cleverly integrated side table in the floor lamp.
Concealed within the structure, dimmable light is bounced between discs to create soft pools of illumination.
Delicate yet strikingly graphic, Flat’s a masterpiece of minimal architectural lighting. Crafted from metal it’s available in black, white, grey, green and terra red.
I knew this would catch your eye. It looks odd at first glance but there’s something beautiful about it, don’t you think?
Can you believe the starting point for this design was 1970’s Italian marble tables?
Now I know a lot of ugly stuff came out of the 70’s, but this lamp distills the best.
A precision milled aluminium shade casts light across the stone base, highlighting the travertine’s beauty and natural imperfections. Its warm glow is dimmable by the cleverly disguised switch on top.
The designer’s philosophy is 'balance', and these two contrasting materials pull this off perfectly.
Certainly not an average table lamp!
No, it’s not morse code with a hidden message.
Just beautiful rugs created from dots.
They started life as collages.
The designer overlaying sheets of paper, patterned with ink.
There are two depths of interest.
From a distance you see bold shapes and geometry.
Up close, they’re detailed and nuanced with the hand tufted wool cut at different levels.
A restrained design statement, these carpets bring calm to your minimal space.
Cecilie Manz leads contemporary Danish design. Her range of design achievements are impressive - B&O speakers, Japanese cutlery, contemporary furniture, and now these beautiful minimal rugs.
Like a piece or artwork for your floor, every Telares Kilim rug's unique.
Made from natural un-dyed wool, blended with just one other colour, the design's produced by varying the tension on a hand loom. This creates organic flowing curves. A different pattern each time.
Kilim rugs usually have a strong geometric pattern, but Telares is all sweeping waves.
How have Nanimarquina done this?
By combining techniques used in Kilim and Dhurrie carpets and pushing the boundaries of what a loom can do. This is beautiful craftsmanship.
Telares is an intelligent way to add texture and interest to your minimal interior.
Made from 100% Afghan wool and available in 3 sizes and 5 colours - ebony, fog, indigo, pine and carmine.
Kilim - a flat woven rug with no pile.
The weaving technique produces very sharp colour boundaries usually with slits in the rug where the colour changes.
Subtle, sophisticated, tactile and understated.
Now you’re in on this years leading designs.
Ready to elevate your minimal interior with these intelligent accessories?