Minimal lighting design is a style of illumination that emphasises simplicity, functionality, and a focus on the essentials. Minimalism is about light and its relationship to the space between it. Finding the balance and cohesion between natural light and artificial light can be challenging but once found, it will completely transform your living spaces.
Minimal lighting is achieved through simple, geometric, and unobtrusive forms featuring clean lines that blend into and compliment a space rather than dominate it. It allows you to layer the lighting in a reductive space to create an uncluttered yet inviting ambience.
Well-known minimal lighting designers such as Michael Anastassiades, Gregory Kay, and Philippe Starck embody the minimalist design aesthetic, with a focus on simple, architectural forms rather than ornate embellishments. The minimalist approach to lighting, from the early De Stijl art movement to modern-day pendants, chandeliers, and table lamps, has proven to be timeless due to its pure simplicity.