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Since its emergence in the United States in the 1960s, the minimalist art movement has gathered momentum across nearly every creative field worldwide. Product Minimalism demonstrates how product designers in particular have been influenced by the minimalist aesthetic, showcasing contemporary products that range from household items and furniture to bicycle lights which feature this reductive approach in their design. It observes how the current developments in minimalism continue to grow in product design, and how the characteristics and nuances of minimalism are expressed in products from a number of different designers from a variety of cultures around the world.

The product designers are particularly affected in terms of aesthetics and function. In this book we start with an introduction to Minimalism, from its European roots to the force of Japanese minimalist aesthetics. By showcasing the contemporary product designs, we are able to observe the current developments of Minimalism in this field, the characteristics and nuances of Minimalism from different cultural backgrounds.

  • A brief study on minimalism
  • Dialogues with some representative designers
  • Presentation of a series of outstanding projects and the unique ways of design thinking

Veste editoriale: Cartonato
Formato: 21,5×28
Pagine: 224
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Lingua: GB
Anno: 2016

ISBN: 9789881470409