Inside the Trend | Soft Curves
Curvilinear forms are having a moment—
—from larger, more impactful forms, like the smooth arch atop the Guthrie Cabinet to the delicate, pinched edges of the Neutral Striped Pillow Cushion at McGee & Co. While sleek, sharp edges used to dominate furniture design, we’re loving seeing softer elements, and embracing it ourselves in our own McGee & Co. designs, as well as the projects Shea and the design team take on with Studio McGee. This relaxed vibe brings an element of contemporary design into a space, reminiscent of and influenced by the famed Serpentine sofa of the 20th-century designer Vladimir Kagan. Soft edges and curves bring an element of warmth while also infusing a sense of high design, a combination that feels fresh and new though it’s anything but. Here, some of our most curvaceous designs.
See the full list of 2023 design trends we have our eyes on here.
From top left: Chic ‘Méandre’ Side Chair by Design Frères from 1stDibs, Textured Movement from McGee & Co., Alice Wood Stool from McGee & Co.’s Spring 2023 shoot, Aldorno Desk Table Lamp from McGee & Co., Cy Twombly: Making Past Present from McGee & Co., Antonia Woven Vase from McGee & Co., Byron Sofa from McGee & Co., Linu Woven Sideboard from McGee & Co.’s Spring 2023 shoot, Pietra Stemless Glass (Set of 4) from McGee & Co.