40 Minimalist Designs That Prove Simpler Is Sometimes More Beautiful

With over a decade of experience in the world of design, I’ve come to appreciate the profound beauty that lies in simplicity. In a field often driven by the allure of extravagance and complexity, minimalism remains a timeless and elegant choice.

In this carefully curated collection, I invite you to join me on a journey through 40 remarkable minimalist designs that have left a lasting impression on my design sensibilities. From my years in architecture to my ventures in graphic design, and from my forays into fashion to my exploration of product aesthetics, one thing has remained constant: the belief that less can indeed be more.

As a seasoned designer, I’ve witnessed the transformative power of minimalism firsthand. It’s a philosophy that extends beyond aesthetics, touching upon the very essence of design itself—stripping away the unnecessary to reveal the essence of form and function.

In this exploration, we will delve into designs from this subreddit that are not only visually striking but also intellectually stimulating. Minimalism, for me, has always been about celebrating the profound impact of essential elements. Together, let’s embark on a journey where simplicity reigns supreme, and where we can appreciate the fact that sometimes, in the world of design, the most beautiful things are the simplest.

1. Minimalist Business Card


3. My Sister’s Roommate Is An Architect. Check Out Their Suspended Tree

4. Space-Saving Furnature

5. Snow On The Water, A Photo By Siegfried Hansen


7. “Jaws” Poster Made Out Of 202 Solid Lines, Bartosz Kosowski

8. An Abandoned Home Surrounded By Wheat Fields, Oregon


10. The New Norwegian Passport Design

11. A Photo I Took Of A Sand Dune

12. My New Simpsons Tattoo

13. This Is The Unofficial Flag Of The Arctic Ocean. It Won A Contest In R/Vexillology Last August

14. The Feeling When Your Book Has A Beautiful Solid-Color Cover Underneath The Original One

15. Simpsons From LEGO

16. Thought You Guys Might Like This Wall Art I Made. It’s The Waveform Of “Let It Be” By The Beatles

17. A ‘Back To The Future’ Background

18. Friends Photo From Lake Trevallyn In Launceston, Tasmania


20. Burger King’s WiFi Logo Is Slick…also It’s A Hamburger

21. Stuttgart Public Library



24. Ica Dune

25. Brilliant Detergent Ad


27. Reveal Wristwatch


29. Dominos Pizza Box From The 60s

30. 6 Foot Wide House In Tokyo


32. Volvo’s Floating Console


34. A Photo That My Friend Took In 3 A.m. In The Fog



37. The Bathroom/Wet Room Of The Nakahouse In La

38. New McDonald’s Adds Here In Portugal

39. The Frontpage Of Metro Newspapers In Brazil Today



Stefanie Mustian

Stefanie is an architect with 15+ years of working both independently as well as on teams of some of the top Architectural Firms in the country located in Atlanta, Washington D.C. and New York. She currently runs BoardBatten.com a coastal architecture and design service in Port Aransas, Texas. She is also the wife of the dude who runs Pleated-Jeans.