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Leonardo da Vinci, the artist who has embodied the very spirit of the Renaissance Era, is said to have uttered the words, “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” While this may have been a rather revolutionary statement during da Vinci’s time—a period wherein ornamentation and embellishment were the norm—these words have become the ethos, the cornerstone philosophy for many contemporary designers and architects.

However, for many of us living in major century, the act of simplifying one’s existence seems more like a utopian dream rather than a genuine possibility. This was probably why the owners of a recently renovated holiday home in Deià, a town on the west coast of Mallorca, decided to acquire this particular property—and also why they asked Deià-based design firm More Design to work on its rejuvenation with them.

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