Source: Pamplemousse Design & Pierre Yovanovitch
Actually - it’s all about the curve. My latest obsession which has completely taken me hostage are curved sofas. Typically not one to embrace curves for such a prominent piece of furniture, I realised (while thinking about designing my own flat) that I’m sooooo bored of modular and straight lined sofas!. I want different!
The curve was actually quite popular back in the mid 20th century, much more so than now with some of the best shapes coming from designers such as Milo Baughman, Vladimir Kagan, Osvald Borsani & Harvey Probber (who I’m pretty sure can be accredited for designing the original Tufty Time sofa). Call them what you want - curved, kidney, wedge, semi-circular, rounded, wide angle - the softer shape of a curved sofa is just more unusual than the norm. They can present some design challenges but isn’t that the point? To get creative, challenge your aesthetic and step outside your comfort zone to create a space that fore fills it function and looks fabulous? Uhhh simply yes. So I’m well and truly smitten but are you? could you do the curve?