DOCUMENTAIRE

Decorating my apartment
We will go on with the styles of decoration:

MINIMALISM STYLE
A forerunner of the ideas of minimalism was the German architect Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe, director of the prestigious Bauhaus, active participant in the movement of Minimal and geometric art, coined the famous phrase "less is more."
The Minimalism   emerged in the late 60s as opposed to the ornamental trend of the epoch (ej. POP ART)

Basic features: sober Lines, wide clear spaces, without ornamentation, elimination of the incidental thing

  • The space, the volume, the form is the protagonist
  • The color is monochromatic, soft, harmonic white, raw, brown or natural; the contrast is searched by using black
  • Natural materials, cement, glass, metal, steel, stone
  • Rustic Fabrics that respect the monochrome
  • Furniture of austere lines

ZEN STYLE
The Zen philosophy is based on Buddha's teachings, rooted in Hinduism; it has a direct impact on Japanese civilization of the thirteenth century.
Japan has some monasteries dedicated to learning Zen philosophy
The definition more ancient of Zen is in the Chinese text: “The Annals of the Transmission of the Lamp “(10th century AC)
This one is the definition:” A special transmission out of the writing, neither any dependence of the words nor the letters.”
According to Bodhidharma, founder of Zen in the sixth century BC: "The unconscious is empty, serene, the abysmal ...».
"Neither the vacuum or the forms can exist separately.” the vacuum is absorbed by the forms and the forms are absorbed by the vacuum
The Zen decoration recreates a condition of tranquility, a sensation of peace and balance and obviously it has similarities with minimalism

Basic features

  • Simple decoration, orderly, and even-handed in their form and color.
  • Consistency between the exterior and interior landscape
  • Light colors, the light is of absolute importance
  • Textures and natural aromas
  • Natural material such as wood or stone
  • Subtle Indirect lighting is used.

ORIENTAL STYLE
When we talk about oriental art we don’t just speak about a single style,
It is a mixture of styles that come from Japan, China and Thai, but there is a common thread among them, an aesthetic style in which the lighting, the taste for natural materials, certain essence remains.

General features:

  • Floor coverings: fiber.
  • Carved furniture, screens, plants, flowers and water sources
  • Vibrant colors such as gray, green, ivory brown with Asian influence, red and black with Chinese influence
  • Floral Design: bamboo, orchid plants, pottery and natural fabrics
  • There is a clear separation between public reception rooms and private rooms
  • Rice paper lamps set of lights and shadows are meant to create an atmosphere of gentle mystery