In the past, we have already written a blog about the incredibly talented Maria Osminina. Now, she is back on the Imagicasa website with another project called ‘White’ which, like 'House', consists of a sober, minimalist interior.
Osminina draws inspiration for her designs from the art world where she used to work as a gallery owner, curator, art consultant and art dealer. Remarkable is the fact that the designs of the artistic jack-of-all-trades seldom include a work of art, not counting the design furniture and lamps of course. However, Osminina’s interiors do reveal her passion for clean lines and natural materials.
Her designs are sober with a primitive accent and simplistic materials.
For the White project, Osminina was inspired by texture and the subtlety of colour. The main colour of the visualisation of the interior is a soft shade of white. The spaces the images show are sober, almost primitive. There is hardly any form of electronics or mechanics to be detected except for a floor lamp, the shower and the tap in the bathroom and kitchen. These have also been reduced to their most minimal form and merge with the straight-line architecture. Through simple lines and non-existent decoration, White's interior is reduced to the absolute heart of architecture. At the centre the sculptural power of straight surfaces and simplicity is revealed. To illustrate this, Osminina adds a number of design pieces such as the 'Lounge Chair' (1973) by Ammanati and Vitello for Comfort Italy and 'Panton Chair' (1960) by Verner Panton. Both pieces of furniture are positioned like sculptures in the spaces. The wavy lines contrast with the straight lines of the rooms. Osminina once again knows how to appeal to the minimalist inside of us. Her designs are sober with a primitive accent and simplistic materials. Nevertheless, they radiate elegance and refinement.
Images courtesy of Maria Osminina