A Study on the Orientalism Spatial Concept Expressed on the Minimalism of Interior Design - Focused on the U. S. Contemporary Commercial Space -

현대 실내디자인 미니멀리즘의 동양적 공간관에 관한 연구 - 미국의 상업공간을 중심으로 -

  • 박철한 (건국대학교 디자인대학원 실내환경디자인) ;
  • 류호창 (건국대학교 실내디자인학과)
  • Published : 2006.11.03


The world has become one united world so that it is worthless to divide it into two; the East and West. In the 20th century, eastern perspectives proliferated in western science involving theology, philosophy and psychotherapy. In this time of various trends of ideas emerged minimalism, artistic and cultural current seeking simplicity and conciseness. This current of idea appeared about the time of World War II in visual art, and then expanded to other fields like music, architecture, fashion and philosophy in diverse forms. Minimalism is also presented in interior space with extreme form of simplicity and detail, revealing parts of the space as delicate and pure style with emphasis on purity of the space itself. In this research, demonstrate clear features of eastern view of space appeared in minimalism of interior design mainly in America. The reason the scope of study is limited to America is that America is the origin of minimal art and has been hub of modern design since the 1930s. The research, first, finds out the origin and conceptual idea of minimalism and features of eastern view of space. Based on this understanding, further study has been carried to discover relation of minimalistic interior space to eastern view of space and to analyze eastern characteristic expressed in minimalistic space by examination of cases pertaining to commercial space.