Fabulous Curves Ahead

In the world of interior design, the curve and the right angle have been duking it out for popularity since the very first pieces of furniture were made. Right angles are architectural and masculine, while curves are organic and feminine. In the early days of 20th modernism, particularly the Bauhaus Movement, it seemed that curves would be banished forever. But like Yin and Yang, you can’t have one without the other. 

Jean Royere

Jean Royere

While his contemporaries were designing Bauhaus classics, legendary French designer, Jean Royere rebelled with organic shapes, recalling amoebas and vines. In the 1950s, while most designers were doing minimalist form-and-function furniture, Vladimir Kagan embraced the curve with free-flowing fantasies.

Vladimir Kagan

Vladimir Kagan

Today, we’e experiencing another curvaceous moment, perhaps in reaction to the rectilinear mid-century modern furniture that has been a staple for so long. Design icons like Pierre Yovanovich and India Mahdavi have definitely pushed the trend into the 21st century.

Pierre Yovanovich

Pierre Yovanovich

India Mahdavi

India Mahdavi

I’ve even been known to custom-design a curvy look or two!

Beth Lindsey Interior Design

Beth Lindsey Interior Design

To keep on trend, here are a few curves that have caught my eye out on the market recently: 

Miniforms “Illo” occasional tables

Miniforms “Illo” occasional tables

CR Laine Crofton Chair

CR Laine Crofton Chair

Bernhardt Furniture Circlet Cocktail Table

Bernhardt Furniture Circlet Cocktail Table

CB2 x Goop Curvo Sofa

CB2 x Goop Curvo Sofa

Michael Anastassiades Mobile Chandelier

Michael Anastassiades Mobile Chandelier

So what do you think? Are you on board with the curve trend? Or are you more full-steam straight lines ahead? As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts. 

Warmly, 

Beth