Bowy sofa Design: Patricia Urquiola Cassina

I’m all about encompassing a curve into design schemes. Whether it be a gentle curve on a piece of furniture, rug or bespoke joinery or within the very fabric of a building itself. Too much of anything is not a good thing and that includes curves so we must tread carefully and balance the use of them within our design. Work towards creating balance between curves and linear elements. Paying attention to creating the right impact and considering where we want to direct the eye are key. How do we want to feel within the space, what feeling do we want to invoke? Curves emphasis softness and comfort but can also be playful and inviting at the same time. The comfy chair that embraces you with its curves makes you want to sit down and relax for a little longer with a good book. The images included really do show how a successful marriage between curve and linear can be achieved so be brave and give it a go. We don’t always have to be governed by or follow rules and trends. There are certain features and elements that withstand the test of time so I shall be embracing the curve for a long time to come. 

This interior is pleasing to the eye. The combined use of curves on the arched window, door, window seat and island are balanced with the straight lines of the beamed ceiling and larger window.

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