London is often associated with clutter and chintz, but in fact interior minimalism is at its zenith there. From the elegant restraint of Georgian architecture, furniture, and silverware to the pared-down, sophisticated interiors of contemporary designers, London has often displayed a preference for directness and uniformity. This tradition—making use of materials of the highest quality in the simplest and most dramatic ways—gives a seductive edge to London’s minimal design. London Minimum features the work of some of London’s most celebrated and creative individuals. Outstanding photographs reveal and highlight the harmony of minimal design—the true London style.
Herbert Ypma is the author and photographer who created the popular Hip Hotels series. His previous books include Maison: Christian Liaigre.