With use of materials such as concrete, stone, and glass, an appreciation for natural elements becomes prevalent. Transitions between indoor and outdoor spaces are seamless – creating a balance between the artificial, man-made and elemental worlds. Architectural spaces are designed with a free flowing modularity and negative spaces that allow light to pass through. Designs have less to do with materials and decoration – most are devoid of any and all ornamentation – and more to do with function and statement. Details are uninterruptedly integrated; silhouettes are angular, jarring, and sleek.
Limited on decoration, this trend makes its bold statement through the contradiction of complicated simplicity. Inspired by Modernist sculptor, Brancusi, the mixing of curvilinear surfaces with a structural geometric pillar creates a push and pull of visual tension that adds element of interest. Circular dining tables bring focus to a central point in the room, which in Brute are likely to be minimal.