Updated: Mar 9
Open your eyes. Have you seen how minimalism has taken over the design world? From simple things like the art on a coffee cup sleeve to people donating all of their furniture for a more simplistic lifestyle, the art of less often means more.
Minimalism had its roots in the 1960s and ’70s when artists began to reject archaic design concepts that involved complicated and flashy abstractions. They realized, when stripped down, everything was beautiful in it’s most simplest and raw form. A true design of Nirvana.
In its essence buonaforma is a minimalist design. Consistent surfaces, clean edges, soft and vibrant colors, matte whites, gleaming blacks; each piece in the founders series is an element of immaculate elegance.
A movement with a mantra closely related to buonaform is the Bauhaus Movement. Bauhaus was actually an era of art that took off in Germany in a post-war society. The movement produced three art and design schools in Germany, which became the most influential design schools in the 20th century. One of the most recognized designs of this movement was its furniture.
Developed in the Bauhaus school of design, the barcelona chair is still included in interior design today. Another design icon of the movement was the Wassily Chair by Breuer. Breuer studied at Bauhaus in Weimar.
The Bauhaus movement was marked by its famous mantra, “form follows function.” The key to a beautifully minimalist design is its functionality. All of buonaforma’s ceramic pieces combine a connection to a cause with multi-use features, which in turn produce a vase that radiates minimalist beauty. Each vase has a purpose, whether that be to artfully display your kitchen utensils or capture the growth and beauty of your succulent. The causes that each piece aligns with only heightens its minimalist design. A key takeaway from Bauhaus, is that art is not just art for the sake of art. buonaforma creates art with a deeper purpose. When you place one of our functional vases into your space, you are also being a steward to the good of the world.
A luxury brand that expertly showcases minimalist functionality is the fashion line, Jil Sanders. Jil Sanders, coined as the “Queen of Less,” revolutionized women’s fashion in the 80’s, a time of flashy impracticality. Jil Sanders is acclaimed for the creation of clothing that has form and functionality. Her brand has no frills, just clean lines, and bold colors, creating a sophisticated and iconic look for businesswomen.
Jil Sanders SS 19 line plays with texture and neutral colors to create minimalist streetwear. Coupled with a sleek silhouette, black and white radiate elegance, and sophistication. buonaforma’s obsidian black and matte white collection is a simple way to provide elegance to a space.
Minimalism carries through in so many other facets of lifestyle, design, and philosophy. Oftentimes taking a step back and removing a lens of complexity reveals a new world of aesthetic. Taking an element back down to its roots and inner essence provides a new and clear vision. Less is often more.