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GO WITH THE FLOW - ADDING CURVES TO INTERIORS
The popularity of curves is surging in interior design, and for good reason. Curves have a softening effect on an interior’s angles and create a sense of balance and warmth. Casting artful shadows and silhouettes, curved pieces add depth and beauty to spaces.
Curves keep the eye moving and engaged, creating visual interest. They unite interiors as subtle details, dramatic statements, or anything in between. Architecturally, arches, curved walls, staircases and banisters, and bay or oval windows add allure. A curved swimming pool can appear infinitely more inviting than a rectangular one. In furniture, lighting, mirrors, bath and kitchen fixtures, pillows, art, and carpets, curves in a variety of styles enhance interiors.
Furniture styles including Rococo, Art Deco, and Art Nouveau can bring curves with elaborate or understated flourishes into the home. Curves in Mid-Century furnishings take a variety of forms, from the conical and domed profiles of Jørn Utzon’s understated lamps to the sensuous whirls of Isamu Noguchi’s coffee tables. Iconic Mid-Century Modern pieces imbue spaces with a sense of futuristic whimsy, from the subtle turns of Charlotte Perriand’s Les Arcs chairs to the Space Age loops of Arne Jacobsen’s Egg chairs.
Today’s furniture designers embrace curves with brio. Look for bold sinuous designs by top international talents like Davide Oppizzi, Christophe Delcourt, India Mahdavi, Stephen Burks, Tosin Oshinowo, Luis, and Gabriel Arredondo, Peter Mabeo, Charlotte Biltgen, Pooja Pawaskar, Lani Adeoye, and Bae Se Hwa.
Adding Curves in the Bath Space
Curves have the power to transform the bath space into a sensory sanctuary, evoking the tranquility of flowing water and gentle waves. Interior elements, such as large sculptural marble candleholders, circular mirrors, and cylindrical or spherical pendant lights add curved details. Bath fixtures with curved profiles create a luxurious foundation and framework for design, bringing aesthetic harmony to the personal wellness space.
GRAFF’s bath fixtures, including faucets, showers, sinks, tub fillers, and freestanding bathtubs serve as both sculptural and functional elements, exquisitely integrating curves into the bath scape. With designs that enhance the surroundings, whether modern, traditional, or transitional, GRAFF’s collections convey a sense of beauty and tranquility.
Complementing interiors across an expansive range of styles, GRAFF’s circular sinks include those in the Harmonie Collection, the spherical Arnina sink, and the half-circle Camden sink. The tall, sleek Harmonie sink celebrates the circle as a symbol of perfection and accord, and curves sublimely inform the profile of the oval Camden bathtub.
GRAFF’s Charis sink takes a gently sloped shape, while the Musa sink follows an uplifting curved form, both cohesive with infinite styles. The Tephi Collection, by GRAFF’s G+ Design Studio, represents a master class in curves. The refined curves of the Tephi bathtub engage with and echo the interior design. A sleek, vertical form defines the Tephi sink, its understated curves recalling calm currents.
Harmonizing with styles from Hollywood Regency to industrial, the Lauren Collection’s graceful curves evoke the glamorous fashions of the Golden Age of Hollywood. From GRAFF’s Ametis Collection designed by Davide Oppizzi and inspired by the strokes of Japanese kanji script, the Ametis shower ring presents a shimmering halo of exquisite curves. Subtle curves add nuance to the elegantly minimalist Sento Collection created by Angeletti Ruzza Design for GRAFF.
The Art Deco-inspired curves of GRAFF’s Topaz Collection stir the imagination, recalling majestic bells, delicate leaves, precious jewels, and the graceful arc of a swan’s neck. The Luna Collection’s gleaming sculptural spout mirrors the silhouette of a crescent moon, while the Harley Collection’s confidently curved faucets and round handles evoke the iconic motorcycles. With its dramatically pronounced curve, the Adley Collection’s faucet gives traditional style charming flair.
Choosing the right luxury bath fixtures can help bring your plans for adding curves to interiors into focus. Start with the bath space as a framework for design harmony and inspiration that will flow throughout the home.
1. GRAFF’s Camden bathtub and sink
2. MOD+ Collection, designed by GRAFF’s G+ Design Studio
3. Luna shower
4. Luna shower, Musa bathtub, and Arnina sink
5. Ametis Collection ring showerhead, designed for GRAFF by Davide Oppizzi