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Does it seem odd for a week devoted to British influence on interior design to kick off with a feature on famed minimalist John Pawson? Were you expecting Union Jacks, Chesterfields and “Keep Calm and Carry On”? Never fear, those are on their way as well; but when I was considering designers to feature this week, John Pawson was a given. Once you see these examples of his work, I think you’ll agree.

Pawson House

Minimalist kitchen by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Baron House

Baron House by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Baron House courtyard by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Baron House living & kitchen by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Baron House living room by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Baron House bathroom. | japanesetrash.com

With Baron House, in southern Sweden, Pawson reimagined and elevated traditional Swedish farm buildings into a compound of minimalist shelters surrounding a central courtyard. Using contrasting textures–rough cobblestones in the courtyard and smooth concrete floors inside, wood and upholstered furnishings, and concrete elements in the bathroom–the result is a feast for the senses.

Get the Wishbone Chair, used by John Pawson in the Baron House, here:

Montemaggio Estate

A Tuscan estate by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Montemaggio Estate's eat in kitchen. | japanesetrash.com

Montemaggio Estate by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

Pawson infused his style into this Tuscan estate, keeping the existing structure–a former monestary–but “regularizing” the form via minor adjustments. Inside, you see minimalist forms executed using exquisite millwork and stone detail. Note the soft light emanating from beneath the floating stone hearth.

The table lamp there on the hearth is reminiscent of the PH 3/2 lamp; here’s the floor lamp version of that:

John Pawson Housewares

John Pawson cookware for Demeyere. | japanesetrash.com

Demeyere cookware. | japanesetrash.com

Tableware by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

When Objects Work | japanesetrash.com

Like many successful designers these days, John Pawson’s influence extends beyond architecture and interiors and into our everyday experiences of home. His tabletop and cookware designs help bring the masterful minimalist feeling of his spaces into your hands.

The Demeyere John Pawson Stainless Steel 6 Piece Cookware Set is available here:

Want to own a distinctive design by British minimalist John Pawson? The Demeyere John Pawson stainless steel cookware set is available here:

Books by John Pawson

Pawson has published a number of books on subjects from how photography inspires him as a designer to eating and entertaining. Here is a selection for you:

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I don’t know what it is — maybe it has something to do with the time of year — but rooms that feature antlers seem to be popping up everywhere I look. I’ve decided to go with it and feature some of them for you here today. Do you use antlers in your interior decor? Or are you someone who is completely opposed to antlers of any kind as a design element?

All Natural

Loving all the natural elements and textures here. | japanesetrash.com

The natural elements — wood, leather, cane — and smart placement of elements in the space make this an inviting room.

Graphic Impact

Bold graphic impact in this bedroom. | japanesetrash.com

Black and white, a graphic print, a hint of baseball leather, and faux antlers all come together in this bold bedroom.

Rustic Contemporary

Great mix of rustic and contemporary. | japanesetrash.com

The mix of rustic and contemporary styles in this kitchen — especially the dark elements playing off the wood tones — is really appealing.

Hunting Lodge Chic

Traditional hunting lodge goes chic. | japanesetrash.com

Everything here just works so well; I’d love to have a place like this as a weekend getaway retreat.

Wow Factor

Tons of appealing elements here. | japanesetrash.com

Just about every element in this winter chalet has great wow factor; I think the stone mantle is my favorite.

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