“Simplicity involves unburdening your life, and living more lightly with fewer distractions that interfere with a high quality life, as defined uniquely by each individual.”Linda Breen Pierce, 1947.
I designed a minimal dining set up in order to justify my topic of research. With my design, I intend to allow people to have a minimal dining experience with the least amount of distraction while having a meal. In order to achieve this I designed a dining set up which includes seating along with spaces provided to only place your napkin, glass and a bowl.
For the making of my project, I wanted it to look minimal so I tried blending wooden elements with white.This appearance of furniture gives a sense of calmness and is a perfect fit to keep your dining area minimal. I made sure to give as much finishing I could for it to look neat which adds up as one of the features of minimalism.
I implemented my topic in daily life doing minimal tasks to get a better insight of it. These tasks included me getting rid of one thing in my room each day for a week or cooking with the least amount of dishes. These experiments eventually led me too choosing my topic as minimal dining because I realised how we use dining tables as a multipurpose table and adding stuff on the table which is not required while dining. I also noticed how minimalism is often related to multi functional so I wanted to instead go more specific with a specific scenario in our daily life.
These are some process shots showing how I made my outcome . These images show how achieving simplicity is actually a complex process. Also these shots show the detail work which makes the whole component stable and goes hidden once the outcome is finished making.