From buildings to interiors and furniture, we look at eight examples of designs that feature one of the latest trends for 2019 – curves.
As health and wellness trends continue to increase, more interior designers and architects are choosing to include calm, serene elements to their projects and products. Recently, this has manifested in softer, more rounded shapes that are reminiscent of 1970s design; the hard lines and sharp edges of post-modern minimalist design are being ditched in favour of curves and natural waves.
With this in mind, we decided to look at some of the products and projects that are embracing the trend. From homewares to interiors, furniture to architecture, here are eight examples of how design is falling back in love with curves.
Mayfair Park Residences
Mayfair Park Residences is a new, exclusive collection of 26 private apartment and townhouses, including a stunning eight-bedroom penthouse. The developers of the Residences, Clivedale London, chose to bring Parisian design duo, Jouin Manku, on board to design all of the interiors. Using a blend of custom-designed furniture and classic references, the team decided to create spaces that are elegant and organic, using soft curves instead of hard lines. Examples of these choices can be found throughout the residences, from the sweeping, open heaths to the cocoon-like headboards.
Below the Heavens
This year at Milan Design Week, furniture brand Sé launched the sequel to Ini Archibong’s collection, ‘Below the Heavens’. For this collection, Archibong was inspired by the interplay between heaven and earth; while Part I of the collection looked to the skies, Part II takes reference from the terrestrial and monumental. Using standing stones as an inspiration, Archibong has designed the new pieces to be statuesque, using natural curves and bespoke crystal colours.
South Quay Plaza
South Quay Plaza, a development by Berkeley homes, has recently launched its final three-bedroom penthouse with interiors designed by Dara Huang, the founder of Design Haus Liberty. Discussing the recent trend and how she used it in the South Quay Plaza penthouse, Huang says, “Curved, organic furniture is very on trend right now. For example, the sofa in the penthouse is a Vladamir Kagan original; it creates a juxtaposition to the straight lines of the building’s architecture and acts as a central art piece. These bespoke, organic pieces and use of natural materials create a vibrant and stylish atmosphere.”
Francesc Macia 10
Originally designed by Swiss architect Marc J Saugey, Francesc Macia 10 is a listed building in Barcelona, which has become the city’s first super-prime residential building. Built in the Bauhaus style, the building has a cylindrical shape and emphasises the use of curves both internally and externally; each full floor apartment has curved walls and is shaped like an eye, offering 360-degrees of the surrounding city. Brazillian architect Marcio Kogan and Squircle Capital co-founder José Caireta were brought in to design the show apartment for Francesc Macia 10, where the curved trend continues in everything from the lighting fixtures to coffee tables.