A beautiful piece of furniture can complete a room. It can be the last piece that comes full circle in a space, creating a cozy and cohesive haven, rather than a haphazard zone. Furniture makes or breaks a home, it adds to the essence or soul of a home, so you have to be extremely picky when choosing a furniture design. The design should reflect who you are and what you want your home to be. When you place furniture in a room, it should instantly blend into the space, creating a healthy and organic environment. We’ve curated a collection of minimalist furniture designs that we think will do just that! Each of these pieces is unique, well designed and made with lots of love, and the love really shines through in the fine detail and craftsmanship. We hope you feel the love too!

1. The Diag desktop

The Diag desk is a minimalist and modern desk designed to optimize desk space while incorporating storage features like removable leather compartments. When it comes to desks, the simpler the better. Offices rooted in simplicity, either through a minimalist approach or by embracing Scandinavian aesthetics, typically offer a lot of practicality while maintaining a stripped-down design.

Why is this remarkable?

Given its minimalist construction, more space can be devoted to the desk table top, where most of the desk functions are reserved. Polish designer Marek Błażucki’s Diag Desk is a type of minimalist design that incorporates storage systems into its construction, ensuring that users have ample desk space while keeping their necessary stationery close at hand.

What we like

  • Incorporates many storage systems into its construction
  • Ensures stationery does not fall out

What we don’t like

  • There are many visually similar desks on the market

2. Acrobat

Acrobat is a multi-functional storage piece that combines the security components of a hall table with the hanging function of a coat rack.

Why is this remarkable?

As we continue to shrink our living spaces, the more multifunctional our furniture, the better. Smaller spaces don’t necessarily mean less living space. Multifunctional furniture helps make more room for living while taking care of many of our household chores. We usually have our own system for organizing EDC items like keychains, wallets, and phones. Entry tables and coat racks usually take the brunt of these organizational needs, so finding multifunctionality in their design is key to keeping our homes decluttered. Acrobat, a multifunctional coat rack designed by João Teixeira, combines the storage elements of an entrance table with those of a coat rack.

What we like

  • Metal tube tops can also be used to hang clothes or hats without the need for a hanger
  • The wooden shell that connects the beams provides a safe space to store EDC items like wallets, phones and key rings

What we don’t like

  • Can occupy a significant amount of space

3. Midea’s Smart Nightstand

There’s an attempt to put a mini-fridge in a position that doubles as a bedside table, but that’s mostly to save space, especially in hotels. Granted, Midea’s smart nightstand doesn’t go that far, but it’s added everything it thinks is related to bedroom activities. Or at least the ones that will help you sleep more comfortably.

Why is this remarkable?

The main functions of the bedside table are meant to be air purification and humidification, which is not directly apparent when looking at the beautifully minimal piece of furniture. The “sub-features,” however, are where things get a bit more out of control. There is a hidden wireless charging area on top of the table, but only near the front. The back area of ​​this surface actually opens up to reveal low temperature storage with just enough room for a bottle or a few cans. The front area actually opens to a UV sterilization compartment for your gadgets or jewelry. There’s also a USB hub, an aroma diffuser and, thankfully, some lighting.

What we like

  • A fairly attractive design with its wooden body and sleek design
  • The front area opens to a UV sterilization compartment for your gadgets or jewelry

What we don’t like

No complaints!

4. Not square

In presenting Non Square, the design team explains that ” [pursues] the beauty of irregularity within, as opposed to regularity without. From the outside, Non Square sports a minimalist stainless steel appearance that resembles a nondescript side table dressed as a cube. A closer look and the larger purpose of Non Square is revealed.

Why is this remarkable?

Functionality usually derives from a product with a long shelf life and the ability to perform its primary purpose. Adding their design to the mix, Hyunjun Yu, Soojin Jung, and Kyoungseo Park conceptualized Non Square, a furniture set that integrates side tables and stools into a hexahedron stainless steel structure.

What we like

  • Hidden storage compartments
  • Modular design

What we don’t like

  • The bulky + metallic aesthetic of the product may only complement certain living spaces

5. Tap light

Faucet Light is a minimalist light fixture design that mimics the look of water droplets forming under a faucet spout.

Why is this remarkable?

We’ve each suffered from the monotonous drip from a leaky faucet at some point. It’s like clockwork and there’s nothing we can do about it but watch and wait for the plumber. Industrial designer Jaewan Park must have found inspiration during the waiting game as his new lamp design resembles a kitchen sink faucet and the bulbous drop of water that forms under its spout. Aptly dubbed the faucet light, Park’s new lighting design finds practicality and artful design through subtle detailing and a cheerful aesthetic.

What we like

  • Features a glossy base to mimic the look of ripples on a calm pool of water.
  • The faucet light maintains a slim body to fit most table tops, even crowded desks.

What we don’t like

No complaints!

6. The fabric coffee table

Characterized by its curved book stand that functions as the centerpiece of the table, the curvy personality of the Cloth coffee table is found throughout its construction. The bookcase also strikes a balance between boldness and elegance, providing a weighty centerpiece that helps anchor the coffee table, without dominating available table space. Featuring slightly bold elements like a wavy table edge that mimics the look of a live edge, the Cloth Coffee Table maintains a dynamic profile without dominating the room.

Why is this remarkable?

Doing minimalism before it was cool, the Japanese and Scandinavians share many common design principles, including an emphasis on warmth, grounding and a subdued color palette for an overall soothing effect. In an effort to merge these principles to design Cloth, Teixeira hoped to strike a “balance between boldness and elegance, depending on the angle”.

What we like

  • A clever blend of Japanese and Scandinavian design philosophies
  • The curved book stand is a distinctive feature

What we don’t like

7. Hidden

Hidden is an unconventional litter box designed to be unobtrusive in design and fit into any modern home. The hardest part of owning a cat has to be taking care of the litter box. The cats manage and take care of themselves, but we take care of the litter box. Litter boxes aren’t designed for aesthetics, so cat owners generally need to find inconspicuous places to keep the litter box out of sight and out of mind.

Why is this remarkable?

It’s never cute to have a litter box in the bathroom or even in the basement, but our cats have to go there when they have to. The designers of the YUPD studio took on the task of conceptualizing a litter box called Hidden, discreet in its design, which can be placed anywhere in the house.

What we like

  • Discreet design
  • Inspired by interior design elements

What we don’t like

8. Storm lamp

The beauty of Julia Kononenko’s Storm Lamp is that there’s no method to its crazy design. The lamp comes with a variety of laser-cut wooden panels that can be arranged/oriented as desired because, as the name suggests, the Storm lamp stands for beauty in chaos. Looking almost like an abstract tornado, the lamp is crafted entirely from flat pieces of laser-cut plywood that are either left plain or painted black.

Why is this remarkable?

Once assembled, they create a 3D form using the Gestalt visual law of continuity. Plus, the jagged edges themselves light up to look like chaotic lightning bolts, adding to the product’s inspiration!

What we like

  • The lamps are available in suspended and floor format
  • The jagged edges themselves light up to look like chaotic lightning strikes

What we don’t like

No complaints!

9. Solar

MyZoo, a cat supplies company, designs modern cat furniture that meets all your cat’s needs, without disrupting your home decor. Solar, one of their newer designs, is a floating, wall-mounted cat bed that mounts to any vertical surface so cats rest in the air in their own designated space.

Why is this remarkable?

Shaped like a sun, Solar is a small but sturdy floating cat bed constructed from pine wood. Similar to their other cat furniture, MyZoo has lined Solar with a slotted resting platform for safe jumping on. Ideal for small spaces, Solar provides a resting place and a jumping platform for your cat and saves space at the same time.

What we like

  • Solar power takes up no floor space and easily mounts on any wall where there is space
  • Easy to assemble

What we don’t like

  • There is no padding on the bed which would make it more comfortable

10. The Tie Stool

The beauty of the Tie stool lies in its sheer simplicity – not just the design but also the materials. The stool features three bent plywood strips that easily lock into each other, creating a tripod shape that you can easily sit on. The design could easily expand to accommodate more bands to create a 4 legged (or even 5 legged) stool, but the dynamic nature of having a tripod format really gives the Tie Stool its appeal. I don’t know about you, but I can’t miss the Google Drive logo in the design of the stool!

Why is this remarkable?

Making the Tie stool would require a few simple steps. The three strips of plywood can actually be split into 6 parts in total (you can see the dividing lines). Individual pieces are formed using high pressures and temperatures which cause the plywood to bend and retain its shape, and cutting/finishing processes are performed on the pieces to fit them together.

What we like

  • The entire stool can potentially be flat-packed and shipped to customers
  • It’s stackable

What we don’t like

No complaints!