Minimal & Muted: Floors and Lights

Feature Image: The Espresso Lab, Dubai Design District by Studio M; Photography credits: 8th Street Studios

The ‘Minimal and Muted’ movement stands as a testament to the adage that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. This aesthetic movement, characterized by clean lines, muted tones, and a focus on functionality, has transcended trends to become a timeless expression of refined taste and understated elegance.

Furniture in Minimal and Muted spaces is often sleek and minimalist in design. Pieces are chosen for their functionality as well as their aesthetic appeal, with an emphasis on quality craftsmanship and natural materials. Wood, metal, and glass are common materials used in Minimal and Muted furniture, with an emphasis on clean lines and geometric shapes. Lighting in Minimal and Muted spaces is designed to be both functional and unobtrusive. Natural light is maximized through the use of large windows and skylights, while artificial lighting is kept simple and understated.

In keeping with the Minimal and Muted movement, we’ve curated a selection of products that embody these principles of simplicity, functionality, and understated elegance.

The Superdupertube luminaire is a stunning example of minimalist design meeting sustainable innovation. Crafted as a contemporary rendition of the iconic Supertube, this lighting fixture represents simplicity, functionality, and environmental responsibility. This fixture is constructed from bio-based polymers. Its sleek, monochromatic design seamlessly integrates into modern interiors, adding a touch of sophistication and warmth. Ideal for a wide range of spaces, from residential to commercial, the Superdupertube is perfect for creating ambient lighting in living rooms, bedrooms, offices, and restaurants. The unique grid pattern of the luminaire creates a visual interest that is both subtle and striking.

This exquisite piece is more than just a floor accessory. The floor covering features rich textures that mimic the complexity of nature, creating a tactile experience that is both soothing and captivating. Floral brushstrokes and subtle hints of seasonal colors add depth and character, while abstracted styling offers a modern twist to a traditional motif. This floor covering adds a touch of sophistication and serenity. Pair it with minimalist furniture and muted decor for a cohesive look that speaks volumes about your refined taste.

The Core Collection of unglazed ceramic tiles offers architects and designers a comprehensive selection of colors, textures, and shapes for creating distinctive surfaces effortlessly. With 39 colors, three textures, and seven shapes, including innovative options for customization, this collection provides endless design possibilities. From the dynamic texture of Solids to the soft look of Terra and the granite-like finish of Quartz, these tiles offer a range of options to suit any aesthetic. Their modular nature allows for creative combinations, from bold triangular layouts to calming squares and directional rectangles. The collection’s versatility makes it suitable for a variety of spaces, from residential interiors to commercial settings. 

The smooth surface and oil finish of this dark wood flooring create a luxurious feel underfoot. Available in thicknesses of 15 and 20 mm (5/8″, 3/4″), it is both durable and stylish. The Dark Color Collection includes several grades, from Prime to Classical, allowing for customization to suit various design preferences. The dark tone creates a striking contrast with lighter furnishings and walls, offering a visually captivating aesthetic. When paired with minimalist decor, it contributes to a unified and contemporary setting. Engineered for stability and longevity, it is well-suited for areas with high foot traffic too.

This product features a short brush stroke texture and a satin finish in a medium bronze hue. The consistent tonal variation and decorative metal type ensures durability and aesthetic appeal, making it suitable for both decorative and practical use. Available in sheet sizes of 4′ x 10′ and 4′ x 8′, this product provides versatility in installation for any project. Ideal for interior and exterior use, this coating transforms walls, ceilings, and furniture into modern, sophisticated elements, blending minimalist design with muted color schemes for a versatile choice in various design concepts. 

With its wood look design, this porcelain tile offers the aesthetic appeal of wood flooring with the durability and easy maintenance of porcelain. The large format of 120×270 cm adds a sense of grandeur and spaciousness to any room. Suitable for areas with high foot traffic, such as living rooms, kitchens, and commercial spaces, this porcelain tile is durable, scratch-resistant, and easy to clean. Its wood look design adds a touch of natural beauty to any space, making it a practical and stylish choice for flooring.

Drawing inspiration from the captivating landscapes of Turkey’s Cappadocia region, known for its unique rocky formations and underground cities, the Cappadocia Sunset countertop captures the essence of this dynamic landscape. Despite its bold inspiration, the design maintains elegance, a neutral color palette, and a sense of harmony typical of Neolith products. The Silk finish adds a touch of refinement, making this countertop a focal point in any kitchen. This countertop is ideal for residential kitchens, providing a durable and luxurious surface for food preparation and dining. It’s easy-to-clean and hygienic properties make it perfect for busy kitchens, while its UV resistance ensures its longevity even in sunlit spaces.

The collaboration between Cosentino and Claudia Afshar has resulted in Dekton Ukiyo, a revolutionary concept in interior cladding. Ukiyo, meaning “floating world” in Japanese, explores textures and geometric shapes, adding depth to contemporary spaces. Bromo, a dark gray shade inspired by slate, offers subtle faded graphics and a textured finish for a natural aesthetic. The collection includes two structured patterns in five colors, transforming interior cladding with 15 surface grooves spaced 25 mm apart. Available in 8 and 12 mm thicknesses, Ukiyo is both versatile and durable. Its patterns and textures create depth, suitable for cladding walls, countertops, or flooring.

The Reysipur offers 33 decors designed for outdoor use, perfect for creating living spaces in cafés, restaurants, terraces, gardens, parks, or urban developments. Resistant to weather elements like frost and snow, this range ensures longevity in any environment. With three finishes available—FA, ROCHE, and LINIMAT—each offering a unique look, Reysipur allows for creating various outdoor furniture pieces, from bistro-style tables to benches and screens. Besides outdoor spaces, Reysipur can be used indoors, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor design. Whether for garden tables or interior fittings, this range offers versatility for creating stylish and harmonious designs.

Colonia offers luxury vinyl tiles that beautifully mimic the look of stone, slate, and marble, perfect for residential interiors. Designed to evoke a sense of home, the collection blends extensive design, trend, and performance research to provide a range of beautiful, desirable, and practical floor coverings. With realistic textures and patterns, these tiles are durable, easy to maintain, and suitable for busy households, making them ideal for kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, and bedrooms. The collection’s tones add warmth and texture to spaces, complementing various design styles from traditional to modern, and offering a stylish and low-maintenance flooring solution for any home.

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