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When Less is More And Less is a Bore

Assessing When a Minimalist or Maximalist Approach is Right for Your Workspace.

In recent years, a renewed focus on minimalism as a design aesthetic, fashion trend, and even a lifestyle has pervaded society and pop culture. (Think Marie Kondo’s book ‘The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” and the popular media duo, The Minimalists.) Perhaps this longing for simplicity can be seen as a retreat from our complex, consumer-driven, high-tech world.

Yet, minimalism may not be right for every person or space. Some view the clean, sleek aesthetic of minimalism as cold and sterile. These individuals prefer a more exuberant design approach that sparks the imagination, a maximalist approach.

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