We are a product of our environment. The spaces we inhabit and the objects we live with influence the way we feel, think, and behave, and form the framework for our identities and life story. Guided by the purpose of wellbeing, Copenhagen-based practice Norm Architects approaches the creation of architecture, interiors, and furniture from the belief that good design is an important element of a good life.
Through the insightful essays and tactile imagery collected in Soft Minimal, Norm Architects shares the principles that underpin a human-centric design philosophy honed over 15 years. The artful balance of light and shadow is reflected in a Swedish retreat, while a Japanese house quietly professes the calming effect of natural materials; a Sri Lankan residence makes the case for bringing the landscape inside and a Danish retail space celebrates tactility.
Serving as a sourcebook and aesthetic inspiration for design professionals and enthusiasts, Soft Minimal offers a nuanced perspective on minimalism that is warm, sensory and enduring.
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By: Norm Architects
Features: Full color, linen hardcover, stitch bound, 304 pages
Format: 24.5 × 33 cm, 9 3⁄4 × 13 inches
Price:€60(D) £55 $90(US)
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