The term ‘minimalism’ is a trend from early 19th century and gradually became an important movement in response to the over decorated design of the previous period. Minimalism primarily reflects a shearing off of zealous decoration, resulting in pragmatic, often bare and strictly functional spaces. Minimalist design/architecture simplifies living space to reveal the essential quality of buildings and conveys simplicity in attitudes toward life. It became popular in the late 1980s in London and New York where architects and fashion designers worked together in the boutiques to achieve simplicity, using white elements, cold lighting, large space with minimum objects and furniture. This design vocabulary instils discipline, dignity, peace, and above all – a transcendental meditative character into the space. The trend spread to other parts of the world, catching momentum over time. However, with time, the spiritual overtones of the aesthetic are lost.