April 12, 2024, 9:47 am

Design dictionary

Here is a homemade lexicon crafted with love by the Meaningful team.

Design dictionary

[ Elegance ]

Elegance from latin elegantia (how to select).


Elegance is characterized by simplicity and purity. It is the polar opposite of ostentation, overload, or the search for effect. As such, elegance refers to what is essential. In design, elegance goes beyond an aesthetic appreciation. It also refers to the way a designer makes decisions and approaches complexity.  

At Meaningful, elegance (especially French elegance) is at the heart of our approach. We guide our clients in their choices throughout the design process. With elegance, we can resolve issues that companies struggle to address.

Useful quote

"Perfection is obtained, not when there is nothing more to add, but rather when there is nothing left to take away."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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