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It’s All about the Curves - Breaking Regimented Silhouettes

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It’s All about the Curves - Breaking Regimented Silhouettes
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Elaborating on the distinctive feel that curved design furniture imparts to spaces, Kant highlights a few of its advantages “The absence of sharp corners and angular lines reduces the amount of empty or dead space, making the most of the available square footage. By eliminating rigid angles and sharp corners, curved furniture facilitates smoother movement within the space. Curved furniture offers greater flexibility in arrangement, allowing for creative and space-saving solutions. According to Kant, the current trend of soft edges and arched shapes in interior design is on the cusp of evolution. He adds, “You can expect to see an integration of innovative functionalities into curved designs, such as adjustable elements or modular configurations in HomesToLife’s upcoming range, ie, bolder and more dramatic shapes. Most importantly, comfort remains a given in all our products.”



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Singh is equally excited about the evolving trend, where art and design coalesce while retaining a strong focus on utility. “After wood, the introduction of new materials like metal, glass and stone in curved shapes should now start becoming the norm. They’re inherently tougher materials to mold so visually they’ll be a treat. More luxe elements will be incorporated in the curved look – it won’t only be about organic-looking materials for curved pieces.” Arya anticipates that curved furniture design will continue to embrace innovation with open arms as “Designers might experiment with exaggerated curves, asymmetrical arrangements, and unexpected combinations of materials.”

Curved designs promote better social interaction and communication, as they allow people to face each other instead of being positioned towards a single focal point like a television.



Varun Kant, Country Head, HomesToLife India, HTL Group of Companies

 

The Future Beckons



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The future of furniture design is exciting and promising. As homes continue to transform into sanctuaries of comfort and creativity, curved furniture will continue to lead the way, offering fresh and exciting possibilities for interior design. The change is not just about aesthetics but it is a movement that embraces a lifestyle marked by intimacy, warmth and a deeper connection with the natural world. With designers eager to push boundaries, incorporating new materials, integrating innovative functionalities and elevating design through intricate detailing, the trend of curved furniture is set to stay and redefine the way we perceive and experience interior spaces.

 

 


This article is a part of our exclusive article ‘It’s All about the Curves’ which is originally published in Furniture Design & Technology (FDT Magazine) November 2023 print issue. If you want to read the full article, please subscribe Furniture Design & Technology Magazine here: 

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