Beirut – The sculptures with curved shapes and prominent edges, which witnessed the peak of popularity in the sixties and seventies of the last century, were an element of the modern movement in decor during the middle of the last century.
After a long hiatus from the spotlight, we see how it slowly but surely infiltrates the design world. This season it takes over as the re-emergence of sculptural forms strikes a beautiful balance between the different energies present in the spaces of the home so that it can be elegantly coordinated with modern furniture to complement the elegant image of the corners of the house. house.
Curved edges fashion 2022
Lebanese interior designer Nour Salameh explains that furniture and decorative pieces with curved edges are among the trends that have emerged in recent years, and also accompany us in 2022. This trend is suitable for women who enjoy a modern style (style) and looking for ways to reflect this style at home in a simple and innovative way at the time an example.
She explains that curved lines are not exclusive to modern and contemporary spaces, but rather that they occur in all styles, even classical ones, as is evident in the arches and facades of external buildings. And she points out that “the curved lines inside the house look attractive and welcoming, and make to look at them for a long time, away from controls and constraints, and also draw attention to a focal point or a certain feature in the space. . “
As for furniture, there is the “sickle bench” or “conversation bench” because it improves communication between the sitters, in addition to chairs with circular bases, and those that are practical pieces, compared to ordinary, not Especially when two pairs of oblique chairs become inside the connecting frame spread between two spaces.
And it turns out that, in one space, the pieces with curved lines can be combined with the pieces of straight shapes, to achieve visual balance in the space. Note that the curves reflect the feminine taste and softness, unlike the straight shapes that enforce seriousness, austerity and sharpness. To balance the decor, you can choose a curved sofa that is dominated by any neutral color, with tables and chairs that are rectilinear.
Artificial and functional pieces
The interior designer says that the narrow room accommodates the presence of curved furniture, when choosing pieces in proportion to the size of the space, and to show the piece of furniture curved in shape from all sides, away from leaning against the wall, but rather arranged in a place in the middle of the architectural space. She describes the curvilinear furniture as “artistic and functional at the same time, adding joy and vitality to the space.”
It also confirms that the presence of curved shapes is not limited to pieces of furniture, but is also included in the design of the ceilings by plasterwork, noting that in ancient times most of the architectural forms were arches and domes. The console tables are also designed according to curvilinear shapes.
Add to this the rug pieces decorated with drawings and diagonal lines that reflect this trend, and the beds are designed in a way that looks oblique, emphasizing it by avoiding choosing a mattress that covers the entire size of the bed or the sofa on the edge of the bed.
In the bathroom, the oblique appearance is emphasized by the soft oval basin (or bath).
These light and subtle colors do not tire the viewer with their brightness, but rather comfort the recipient. Neutral and soft colors that look like skin tones with what they hide and wear of renewal and diversity, with the pink color derived from the color of the earth to the rain and light green, and it reflects a sense of calm and comfort and tone the importance of simplicity to make a pleasant space for the occupants of the house. By bringing the colors of nature to the walls and ceilings, it allows the entry of positive energies that enhance the details of our daily lives.
“Clean white, steel gray and other neutrals have long been favorites because they offer a clean, sharp and contemporary look, but preferences are starting to shift to warmer colors,” Salama continues.
Specialists expect to see a return to warm color palettes, and a trend towards creams, beige and nude in addition to rich, earthy shades, including dark gray and rust-derived shades, applied to walls, upholstery and other furniture to create a enhance atmosphere of warmth, comfort and attractiveness The designers also suggest combining different shades of brown or dark gray with soft pink to warm the room and create a happy atmosphere.
What is “Biophilic Design”?
The interior designer focuses on the “biophilic” design – known as bio-design – which is able to meet our innate needs to connect to life and its vital processes, and is dependent on the integration of nature and its elements in the interior and exterior construction in urban areas, and the creation of a permanent link between architectural projects and nature.
This in turn leads to the maintenance of the necessary link between man and his natural environment, and his innate tendency to look for connections with living systems as one of the life forms of 2022, which basically contributes to bringing the outdoors into our homes bring. by natural materials, colors and plants.
According to her, the importance of this trend stems from the fact that it was inspired by nature rooted in our basic human structure, which has historically provided food, clothing and shelter for humans, and made connections in our brains that make us unconsciously comfortable make you feel. with the presence of colors, materials and patterns of nature, and this is now the basic strategy for any designer who seeks to make people And their environment is healthier and happier.
Our thinking has changed so much after the pandemic that many people are looking at interior design from a new perspective. Today, many focus on the use of recycled and recycled furniture, decor and other items. This sustainable trend will continue as long as we face a major environmental problem in the world, interior designer Salama told Al Jazeera Net.