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There are some trends that actually fit better than others in small places. The word Minimalism has a lot to do here.

Eames Lounge Chair
A living room with an LC2 Chair and a Eames Lounge Chair

Originally born in the world of sculpture,  minimalism gained popularity fast in the middle 50s, in every field of art and architecture. When it comes to Interior Design, Mid Century  Modern and Scandinavian, have gained a reputation for having a creative approach in the use of materials. 

MCM and Scandi are minimalist in the sense of considering that ornaments should be kept minimal and subordinated to the functionality of the object.

There is a very famous quote of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: “Less is more”. With that, van der Rohe basically meant that design should keep a philosophy where “skin and bones” where the principal thing to be seen. 

In a small apartment, a design must look for more simple furniture without excess in ornaments or unnecessary pieces. Mid Century Modern has fine examples of pieces with a minimalism approach. The Tulip Table, designed by Eero Saarinen, has an elegant and sleek figure that reduces the volume of space used. The result is a cleaner, lighter space. The same occurs with the Saarinen chairs (Tulip Chairs), and other classic elements of Mid Century Modern, like the LC5 Sofa Bed, or the Barcelona Bench.

In Barcelona Designs, you have the opportunity to look at the Barcelona Collection, a series of furniture pieces conceived with a minimalist approach and endless charm.