Beirut – The sculptures with curved shapes and prominent edges, which experienced the height 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’re seeing how it’s slowly but surely infiltrating the design world. This season it takes over, as the re-emergence of sculptural forms creates a beautiful balance between the different energies present in the spaces of the house, so that they can be elegantly coordinated with modern furniture to complement the elegant image of the corners of the house.
Curved parties Fashion 2022
The 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 is an example.
She explains that curved lines are not exclusive to modern and contemporary spaces, but rather appear in all styles, even classical ones, as they are visible 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 you look at them for a long time, away from controls and restrictions, and also draw attention to a focal point or a certain feature in the space .”
In terms of furniture, there is the “sickle sofa” or “conversation sofa” because it improves communication between the seated, in addition to chairs with circular bases, and those that are practical pieces, compared to ordinary ones, especially when two pairs of inclined chairs become inside the connecting frame spread between two spaces.
And it seems 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 impose severity, severity and sharpness. To balance the decor, you can choose a curved sofa dominated by any neutral color, with tables and chairs that are rectilinear.
Artistic and functional pieces
The interior designer says that the narrow room accommodates the presence of curved furniture, when pieces are chosen in relation to the size of the space, and to show the piece of furniture curved in shape from all its 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 pieces that simultaneously add joy and vitality to the space.”
It also confirms that the presence of curved forms is not limited to pieces of furniture, but is also included in the design of the ceilings through plaster works, noting that in ancient times most of the architectural forms were arches and domes. The console tables are also designed in curved shapes.
Add to this the carpet pieces decorated with drawings and diagonal lines that reflect this trend, and the beds are designed in a way that looks tilted, emphasizing this by avoiding choosing a mattress that covers the entire size of the bed or the couch on the edge of the bed.
In the bathroom, the sloping look is accentuated by the soft oval sink (or bathtub).
These light and subtle colors do not tire the viewer with their brightness, but rather comfort the receiver. Neutral and soft colors that look like skin tones with what they hide and carry of renewal and diversity, with the pink color derived from the color of the earth after the rain and light green, and it reflects a sense of calmness and comfort and shows the importance of simplicity to make a pleasant space for the residents 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 whites, steel grays and other neutrals have long been favorites because they offer a clean, crisp and contemporary look, but preferences are starting to shift to warmer colors,” Salama continues.
Specialists expect to see the return of warm color palettes, and a trend towards creams, beiges and nudes in addition to rich, earthy hues, including dark grays and rust-derived hues, applied to walls, upholstery and other furnishings to create an 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 biodesign – which is able to meet our innate needs to connect to life and its vital processes, and depends on the integration of nature and its elements in the interior and exterior construction in urban areas, and creating a permanent link between architectural projects and nature.
This in turn leads to the preservation 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. through natural materials, colors and plants.
According to her, the importance of this trend comes from the inspiration from nature that is rooted in our basic human structure, which historically provided food, clothing and shelter for humans, and made connections in our brains that make us feel unconsciously comfortable 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 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 reused 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.