Decade Trends In Minimalist Style
Many thought if the minimalist style was born from the architectural style and interior design of Japan. With the image of hi-tech and simplicity, Japan could be a role model for minimalist style development. Socially and tradition, simplicity becomes Japan’s community’s identity as an Eastern country, so any simplicity appears predominantly. Ultimately, this much style in home design on the adoption in many countries.
However, if seen from the history of the rise of minimalist in the world, then Europe and America was the one who gave birth to many of the pioneering figures in a modern minimalist style. The basic concept of minimalist architecture arising out of the industrial revolution around the 18th century up to the 19th century and the rise of modernism in architecture history understand the building, which increased around the 1920s.
These developments are increasingly encouraged after the emergence of a style of architecture design, “international style,” whose theme of functionalism, clarity, and simplicity. A form of architectural design should be attempted whenever possible to accentuate its function in simplicity. This movement is also a rejection of imitation and repetition of old forms and the use of additional classical times that is considered excessive, non-structural, and the mere addition that does give meaning and function of any kind in the architectural design of the building.
Some famous modern architecture movement embraced the “international style,” include Frank Lloyd Wright, an architect, interior designer, writer, and educator. Frank Llyod Wright is famous for its Prairie House, a dwelling designed with open and adopted a minimalist style interior in Japan. Then, there’s Ludwig van de Rohe. Also, an architect of America gave birth to the statement that the beauty in architecture is minimalist because its simplicity or better known as the less is more. The man created a significant influence on the architectural styles of the 20th century through forms and modern materials using simple time, such as steel and glass.
Le Corbusier of France is known for its modular system, i.e., a concept design with a looping approach to home building units. Next, Adolf Loos, an architect from the United Kingdom, strongly avoids using ornaments in every architectural design of the building because he considered that an ornament is just a form of fear of emptiness in a minimalist space (horror vacui). Loos, finally famous for his ornament, is a crime. Such statements are increasingly supported by the birth of the movement form follow function introduced by the American sculptor, Louis Sullivan, which is closely related to modern architecture and the 20th century’s industrial design.
At the beginning of his appearance, the movement form followed function into controversy and gave birth to a variety of interpretations, because at that time, the classical style still thrives. However, in the context of modern design, this term is visible as a breakthrough that has a strong character, mainly if associated with the development of the times and current technology when “efficiency” became the primary value of a product design.
Taking the equation from the postmodern movements characteristic of minimalism’s modern style demonstrates the design’s clarity and frankness. The use of ornamentation that does not have a function, either technical or aesthetic, is minimized. The forms were made as simple as possible by their needs. Then, the implementation of any material, to be honest, without being covered up, for example, the use of exposed rocks or walls without finishing in finishing paint, and so on. On the other hand, this style represents a technological advancement in minimalist design, minimalist home construction, and minimalist structures that ease, accuracy, and efficiency.