Richard Yasmine Highlights Overconsumption in Size Matters

05.19.21 | By
Richard Yasmine Highlights Overconsumption in Size Matters
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Richard Yasmine’s Size Matters highlights overconsumption, inspired by pared down art and the boldness of simple graphic shapes. The directness of such a primitive approach allows for the endless creation of intriguing shapes. Yasmine’s voluminous pieces of furniture are made using cylinders, cubes, prism, parallelepipeds and more. Brass, glass, recycled compacted material and oversized fabric are pulled together using a belt to form useful objects.

table and chair

Yasmine’s end goal is to highlight overconsumption. By using excessive amounts of fabric – the opposite of the rethink and reduce mentality – Size Matters highlights the less is more theory. The stripped down essentials, chairs and tables, use the bare minimum required to classify them as such. Discarding anything extra or excessive.



chair and stool

shelves and stool

stool and table



collection of furniture

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Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.