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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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On Japanese Trash this week: British Influence. | japanesetrash.com

This week I’m trying something new: an entire week of posts that look at a specific masculine design inspiration – the British Isles. From Union Jacks (see above) to Sherlock Holmes, I’ll be giving the Japanese Trash spin on British Influence in interior design.

Here is a peek at some of what I’ll be covering on the blog this week:

Minimalist Designer John Pawson

British Influence: minimalist designs by John Pawson. | japanesetrash.com

One of Great Britain’s most influential designers, John Pawson‘s aesthetic is found in everything from cookbooks to Swedish farmhouses.

Chesterfields

British Influence: Chesterfields. | japanesetrash.com

Perhaps the only interior piece more British than a Chesterfield is one with the Union Jack on it.

Kingsman: The Secret Service

British Influence: Kingsman movie. | japanesetrash.com

I’m a huge fan of movies and television, and one film coming up is this one; I’ll look at the specific British styles that show up in the trailer.

Keep Calm and Carry On

British Influence: Keep Calm and Carry On. | japanesetrash.com

Is there anything still to learn from the little poster that could? We’ll find out this week.

Abigail Ahern

British Influence: Abigail Ahern. | japanesetrash.com

No look at British Influence in interior design is complete without checking in with the doyenne of darkness, Abigail Ahern.

The Conran Shop

British Influence: The Conran Shop. | japanesetrash.com

Designer Terrance Conran founded one of the first lifestyle brands when he opened The Conran Shop. I’ll take a look at the brand’s influence on our daily lives.

Sherlock Holmes

British Influence: Sherlock Holmes. | japanesetrash.com

I’ll wrap up the week with a review of interior design ideas inspired by the latest incarnations of the world famous detective who lives at 221B Baker Street.

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