The minimum could be defined as the perfection that an artefact achieves when it is no longer possible to improve it by subtraction. This is the quality that an object has when every component, every detail, and every junction has been reduced or condensed to the essentials. it is the result of the omission of the inessentials.

— John Pawson

The most sensational John Pawson quotes that are little-known but priceless

Minimalism is not defined by what is not there but by the rightness of what is and the richness with which this is experienced.


The spirit of my home is entirely bound up in a quality of space.

I have only the objects I need and nothing more. Empty space in which to think and relax is both stimulating and calming.


I know I am dying, but my deathbed is a bed of roses.

I have no thorns planted upon my dying pillow. Heaven is already begun!


Architecture isn't just about creating new buildings, sometimes its about retuning what's already there.


It was never just about painting everything white, I set out to create comfortable spaces - visually comfortable spaces. My mind always feels a little scrambled, so being in simple rooms helps me to think straight.