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Design Trends | Minimalism Trend | Trendspotting

11-03-2011 Minimalism Trend: Back to Basics

We believe that minimalism is set to dominate all aspects of design and culture in 2011. Our Trendspotters first detected this trend on the catwalks in Europe late last year, where designers represented their 2011 lines by sending stunningly simple clothes down the runway. This clean, easy look was complemented by minimal makeup and simple hairstyles. The concept of ‘pared-down chic’ has also extended to interior design. Minimalism is an increasingly popular theme for new homes as well as renovations, and some features are plain walls, bare furniture and 301 Moved Permanently monochromatic colours. The idea behind the theme is that a clear space equals a clear mind, and that the home should be a calming place to retreat to. The ‘techno’ music genre has also launched a new minimal strand, where the music features a steady beat and few other sounds so as not to distract listeners. Let us know if you have seen this trend and

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Related trends: 'Muji the Japanese IKEA', 'Hidden Spaces'


  • Posted by Karen on 16/03/2011 13:48
  • Inspiring!
    This article really got me thinking about refurnishing my apartment, it definitely could be less cluttered...

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