15 March 2018 | With greats like Japanese interior designer Koichiro Ikebuchi setting up a studio in Singapore, the movement towards simplicity is clearly growing. Here, it is becoming more and more apparent that fluff is out and ‘back to basics’ is back in. This movement, chiefly among 20 and 30 year olds but also among some older Singaporeans embraces a lifestyle dedicated to consuming less so you can “live more”.
Interior design company, Space Factor Singapore has noted that millennials tend to display a penchant for minimalism. The company’s clientele has been largely interested in reducing clutter, using storage and categorization as well as incorporating plenty of breathing space into rooms. Space Factor also uses strong lines in order to emphasize the length of rooms and floor tiles as well as cove lighting and furniture placement that follows linearity to visually elongate a space.
To be clear however, minimalism does not mean deprivation. The focus instead is on quality instead of quantity and enhancing necessities while doing away with distractions.
Using sensible layouts, minimalism works especially well due to the compact size of many local residential units. Minimalism can bring clarity to interior design. Even HDB flats (a common residential unit in Singapore) can be transformed through the power of minimalist interior design.
Minimalists are convinced that our modern fast-paced lifestyles have overwhelmed our senses and we should instead bring to the forefront the things that give our lives value.
Minimalism also has a strong ethos of sustainability at its core and enhances the human aspect in that objects that become unimportant to you over time can be given away to someone else who needs them.
Do also visit our corporate website for inspiration and interior design ideas at https://www.spacefactor.com.sg by viewing our completed projects!