About Habitusliving


Habitus is a movement for living in design. We’re an intelligent community of original thinkers in constant search of native uniqueness in our region.


From our base in Australia, we strive to capture the best edit, curating the stories behind the stories for authentic and expressive living.


Habitusliving.com explores the best residential architecture and design in Australia and Asia Pacific.


Learn more

Three Ways To Explore Minimalist Furniture Design

Minimalist furniture design

Photography by Eve Mackay

Habitus explores the principles of minimalism in furniture design and how to transport the aesthetic from Pinterest boards and Instagram feeds into your real life residential spaces.

At the heart of minimalist design and interior architecture is the question: What can be stripped away from an item that won’t make it lose its identity and purpose? In doing so, minimalism emphasises the simplification of form by aiming for the fewest possible elements, and a final design wherein everything is essential.


Minimalist furniture design should be defined by a subtle understatement of form and supported by an emphasis on function and aesthetic appeal. The piece of furniture, although simple, should express a presence in the room that balances both eye-catching and harmonious elements.

Below are three ways to ensure a furniture design that adheres minimalist principles.

Minimalist furniture design table and chair

Design by Khai Liew

High-quality materials

In practically every area of design, this principle rings true: The higher quality the materials used to create a piece, the higher quality the final design. Of course, quality materials also need to be paired with quality concepts.

While using lesser quality materials may save costs, the result will often not be what was desired, and the strived-for minimalist aesthetic ends up looking cheap and ill-conceived.

Simple, pure, organic design

Minimalist furniture design isn’t about a lack of design; it’s about simple design done well. By stripping the complexity from a piece of furniture, designers can capture the essence of a design while retaining its integrity and functional purpose. In doing so, beautiful, organic design is partnered with functionality to create the ideal example of furniture design that is minimalist.

Use of space to create impact and presence

Spaces that feature minimalist furniture design can be at risk of appearing sparse or lacking – but it doesn’t have to. More often than not, minimalist furniture design makes the best use of available space to create an illusion of sparsity. In doing so, the piece of furniture stays true to its function while also adding to the sense of abundant space within the room.

By following just these three simple principles, achieving quality minimalist furniture design is more accessible than ever.

Minimalist furniture design dining chair

Design by Ritzwell

Tags: , , ,