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  • Writer's picturePragya Sharma

Everything You Must Know About Curved Furniture Trend

“When you have a large space to conquer, the curve is the natural solution.” — Oscar Niemeyer

Today, a lot of designers are taking a break from linear, undeviating, straight lines and shifting to organic and natural curves. This is a soothing and much-needed change despite being uncommon. The trend was a huge hit between the 1970s and 80s. It is said to be started in Denmark where people slowly shifted from straight clean lines to something softer and smooth in terms of look and feel. Back to 2022, and it's regaining its lost traction.

Incorporating curves in our spaces is a completely new vibe and a drastic change in the suggestion of it. One can coalesce this old yet new feature in their offices or houses in a manner that immediately strikes a chord.

If you too are willing to go onboard with curved furniture for your spaces then you have hit the right note. Read along and come across everything you need to know about it.

Placing it Right

Any piece of furniture needs to be located aptly inside the space to give it the respect it deserves and to unearth its true potential. When talking about the living room, where the furniture is more highlighted than in any other room, It is very crucial to position the piece.

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Curved furniture is more about appearance and placing it in a way that gives them abundant exposure and lights up the space. It can turn into a sculptural piece of furniture. Don't push it into corners where the design is not visible and make it lose its charm. Try setting it away from the walls so that the backside is focused on too and makes people walk around it.

Be Considerate of the Measurements

All our lives we use furniture that is majorly linear. Now, when you decide to start using curved ones it's a bit unusual at first but surely exciting. When talking about measurements, firstly take accurate and precise calculations of the room where it is to be accommodated.

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Secondly, curved furniture is smooth with its edges and form which makes it tricky to design, thus keeping in mind the anthropometric data of a human. The utility of the product is the first box to tick.

Pick the Right Material

Once done deciding on the design, think over the material that should be employed to get the piece ready. It's actually the material and the color of it that will further decide on the impact the unit will have.

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Taking the example of a center table, which is the focal point of the living room, the appropriate choice of material will automatically draw eyes to it once a person enters. The use of wood will radiate warmth and look a bit vintage. On the other hand, when glass is used it exudes modernity and makes the space look a bit brighter due to its reflectivity.

Experiment with a Small Piece

If you want to integrate curved furniture but are a bit reluctant with the look and feel, then we suggest you experiment by bringing a smaller piece like a chair or side table. What this does is, a small-scaled piece will give you a rough idea of how the vibrations of a cavity start transforming.

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Once the impact of a smaller unit starts reverberating in the space, you can add more of such pieces irrespective of scale in various locations to create a play between all the curved furniture.

Make it Ergonomic

Ergonomics is slowly but steadily becoming a decisive factor when it comes to making furniture. How efficient and satisfied a person feels and how comfort can be improved to relieve them of stress and injuries are becoming the focus.

Select a piece that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also provides utility with well-being.

Final Word

Curved furniture is not a new notion but something that had just lost its way in between and is reviving back. It is always great to experiment especially with curves as there are infinite possibilities for design to create magic.

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