As with most current trends, gaining new momentum is not necessarily new in itself. But the situation is new, but the framework is different, because the times have changed. This is a change in fashion and interior design trends. Recently, I felt a new emergence is a special but very prominent thing: the curved sofa. Therefore, I noticed commercial design projects, private houses and curved sofas throughout Instagram. Although this idea is not new, it seems to have returned to the design focus.
Throughout the ages, the idea of bending a sofa is nothing new. Because the Danish designer Viggo Boesen started drawing curved furniture as early as 1938, it is now possible to buy Little Petra armchairs and sofas. For example, as early as 1946, the Japanese Isamu Noguchi (Isamu Noguchi) designed his own Freeform sofa. This sofa model can also be obtained through Vitra, its simplicity and exquisite beauty are extraordinary. Similarly, Vladimir Kagan also designed his Freeform Curved Sofa in the 1950s. The design of this curved sofa was as popular as it is now.
In the 1960s, the curved shape in interior and furniture design was absolutely high. The patterns on lounge chairs, side tables, carpets, home textiles, and wallpaper all use curved shapes. This curved shape points to the sharp lines and edges marked by the new modernist movement in the past few decades. Interesting changing times. The curved sofa has become the focus of the world-because the flowing shape seems to eliminate the restrictions of the rectangular space, making the purpose of the room unimportant.
The curved shape is somewhat comfortable, sensual and welcoming. They are like embracing furniture, inviting you to discover and wander. However, they also exude decadence and luxury. As a representative of interior decoration, they need space and attention. They will certainly not stay quiet in the corner of the room, they are a decent sofa with soft tones. They want to take center stage, they are stars.
Today, I can see a lot of curved sofas in my design projects. Whether it is high-end commercial designs such as bars, hotel lobbies or other public places, or luxury residential projects. Because the curved sofa can have a new modern atmosphere, making it fully in line with the times and fashion. It has an overall sense of sculpture. When placed in an environment with the same design atmosphere, it can indeed enhance the three-dimensional design of the entire space. The combination of colors and fabrics provides a new dimension for the concept of fine-tuning the interior design, but the overall curved shape highlights the bold style. This remains to be seen. It is admirable here.
The curved sofa has never been outdated, it will adapt itself to the times as the times change. Contemporary designers are still creating beautiful curved sofas, such as the Julep sofa by Swedish designer Jonas Wagell for his Italian furniture brand Tacchini. Or German design superstar Sebastian Herkner (Sebastian Herkner) designed the Miles sofa for Austrian design brand Wittmann. What do you think of curved sofas? Will you place a curved sofa in your home? I am absolutely sure!