There is a profound and enduring beauty in simplicity, clarity and efficiency.
The maxim "less is more", coined by architect Meis Vander Rohe in the thirties, is an idea that dates back longer than millennia.
Balance, harmony and simplicity have long been cornerstones of creative activity, visual communication, architecture, fashion and product design. Aspiring to an emotional and physical equilibrium that is rational and intuitive compositions of cleanly defined geometrical shapes express classical principles of restraint and order. Essence of all design.
Kenya Hara a Japanese graphic designer and curator, elaborates on the importance of "emptiness" in both the visual and philosophical traditions of Japan, and its application to design. Kenya Hara produced the exhibition "RE-DESIGN Daily Products of the 21st Century", and showcased an analogy that the most marvelous sources of design were to be found in the context of daily life.
Credits: google images, how magazine, Kenya Hara, Dallas Museum of Art