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Minimalist Doors and Gates

MINIMALIST STYLE

A revival in the popularity of authentic Minimalist furniture is rooted in history while reflecting the needs and tastes of the 21st century. Designer Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s aphorism that “less is more” influenced the evolution of 20th-century interiors with an emphasis on function and order. This was a shift from the 19th century, with its lavish Victorian decorating, and was spread around the world through design styles including Bauhaus and brutalism.

Yet Minimalism was present in furniture design long before the clean lines of modernism, such as in the simple and elegant utility of Shaker furniture. Although the Minimalist art movement of the 1960s and ’70s had little crossover with furniture design, artist Donald Judd was inspired by the Shakers in creating his own spare daybeds and tables from sturdy wood. (Judd, whose advocacy of symmetry also informed his architectural projects, furnished his Manhattan loft with unassuming but poetic works by iconic modernist designers such as Gerrit Rietveld and Alvar Aalto.)

Understatement rather than ornamentation and open space instead of clutter are central themes for a Minimalist living room and bedroom. As opposed to Maximalism, the focus for Minimalist furniture and decor is on simplicity and considering the design and purpose of every object.

Furnishings are usually made in neutral or monochrome colors and pared down to their essentials — think nesting coffee tables, sectional sofas and accent pieces such as ottomans. And Minimalist ceramics can help achieve a decor that is both timeless and of the moment. The organic textures and personalization of handmade craftsmanship associated with these works have served as a sort of anti-Internet to screen-weary decorators. That said, while the thoughtful ergonomics of Scandinavian modern furniture, with its handcrafted teak frames, are at home in Minimalist spaces, so are the quietly striking pieces by Japanese designer Naoto Fukasawa that employ industrial materials like stainless steel, aluminum and plastic.

Minimalist furniture is not for making flashy statements; it boasts subdued appeal and excels at harmonizing with any room. And, as it encompasses many different movements and eras of design, it also never goes out of style, owing to its tasteful refinement.

Find a collection of Minimalist tables, seating, lighting and more furniture on 1stDibs.

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Style: Minimalist
Architectural Door Handle Round Push Pull in Clear and Amber Glass
Located in London, GB
Solid round glass push and pull door handle in clear and amber glass for a single door. The handle can be applied inside or outside on a single door. It can also be used cupboard doors and kitchen...
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1970s European Vintage Minimalist Doors and Gates

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Metal

Architectural Push Pull Door Handle in Agate Stone
Located in London, GB
Solid Agate push and pull door handle in an organic pattern in a range of colors from grey's to ocher and from orange greens. The semi precious stone handle is attaches to an aluminum bracket by two fixings and will be fitted to the door with two long standard bolts (not supplied) suiting the thickness of the doors. The handle can be applied inside or outside on a single door. It can also be used...
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1960s European Vintage Minimalist Doors and Gates

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Agate, Multi-gemstone, Aluminum

Large Architectural Tinted Glass Rectangular Push Pull Door Handle
Located in London, GB
Solid rectangular glass push and pull door handle in tinted clear glass has a square imprinted motive. The handle can be applied inside or outside on a single door. It can also be used cupboard doors and kitchen units...
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1960s European Vintage Minimalist Doors and Gates

Materials

Bronze

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Pair of Massive Antique Salvaged Architectural Doors with Arches
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This magnificent pair of huge wood doors originally served as a large gate in Southern Hungary, likely Szeged. Note the dramatic carved arched crown and Corinthian columns that accent the massive paneled and carved doors; with all these elements combined this pair absolutely commands attention. In 19th century Hungary, the original home owner of these doors had a farm out in the country and a house in the village. When they brought agricultural goods to town, this gate was wide enough for a hay wagon to enter while the door on the right (with handle) opened for individuals. Old vintage doors...
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Bronze Push or Pull Door Handle
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Pair of Architectural Aluminium Relief Push Pull Door Handles
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Minimalist doors and gates for sale on 1stDibs.

Find a broad range of unique Minimalist doors and gates for sale on 1stDibs. Many of these items were first offered in the Late 20th Century, but contemporary artisans have continued to produce works inspired by this style. If you’re looking to add vintage doors and gates created in this style to your space, the works available on 1stDibs include building and garden elements and other home furnishings, frequently crafted with metal, art glass and other materials. If you’re shopping for used Minimalist doors and gates made in a specific country, there are Europe, and Germany pieces for sale on 1stDibs. It’s true that these talented designers have at times inspired knockoffs, but our experienced specialists have partnered with only top vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee. Prices for doors and gates differ depending upon multiple factors, including designer, materials, construction methods, condition and provenance. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $963 and tops out at $1,422 while the average work can sell for $1,031.

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