MOD Society Magazine Triad: July/August 2022 Triad: July/August 2022 - Page 31


Curves are back in a big way ! After a recent trip to California , I began to look at interior design styles in a renewed light . The curved styles from the past can easily be worked into a room to create energy and evoke feelings of relaxation , versatility and beauty . Rounded edges will continue to be a part of the design vocabulary appearing in facades , interiors , fabrics and tiles .
Let ’ s look at why curves are a former trend to consider bringing back into your home . Curves in architecture remove limits within a rigorously structured space . In interiors , curvy furniture has great balance — a perfect mix of modern and feminine . Swapping out big , boxy chairs and sofas for circular club chairs and C-shaped sectionals over hardline alternatives gives a room a relaxing feel .
How hard is it to sit on one end of a sofa while trying to have a conversation with someone on the other end ? Curves allow for an easy flow of conversation , and style can be heightened when paired with geometric designs . You can easily mix and match curves throughout your home and create lighting that is more interesting .
Architects are rediscovering the rich historical detail of arches on facades and interiors . Many interior designers are moving away from box-like rooms and softening the hard edges with voluptuously plump furniture . This , in part , could be fueled by the pandemic as the comfort of curves is appealing . But don ’ t mistake this as a trend — the architecture of Frank Gehry , Zaha Hadid and Antoni Gaudi is proof that curves have always been a relevant part of design . Their curves and arches are a reliable barometer of modernism that is here to stay .
I love curves because they exude fascination , expressiveness and comfort . I adore a beautifully crafted arch like those in 19th-century facades . I think most people have a natural affinity for curved forms , so it ’ s hard to understand how all the boxy designs in furniture took over as an expression of modernism . Curves do take more effort to create , but they ’ re so worth it !
It ’ s not just architects and designers who are embracing these sensual curves . Artisans and manufacturers are also on board . Consumers are once again looking back to move forward and bringing materials , furnishings and objects with curves into their everyday spaces .
Welcome the curves ! They have a stronger emotional impact , and who couldn ’ t do with a little more of that !
– Lisa Johnson , Lisa Johnson & Company | Shop on Blair