Make no mistake about it: The clean, midcentury-inspired lines that dominated the marketplace before the pandemic are slowly being usurped by more unruly, amorphous silhouettes. Though the trend first peaked in popularity in the 1950s when Vladimir Kagan debuted his iconic Serpentine sofa, it has recently reemerged in the form of fluid outlines that draw from the organic shapes of nature. From rounded dining buffets to sinuous sectionals, Business of Home presents nine curvy furniture items to help you create a more soothing room.
CLAES SOFA — KRAVET FURNITURE
Don’t push this sofa against the wall—like a billowy cloud in the sky, the S-shaped Claes from Kravet Furniture was designed to float in the center of the room.
HAYES Dining BUFFET — MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS
The soft curves of the Hayes buffet at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams create a modern silhouette, while a walnut veneer and interior brass appliqué accents give it an antiqued finish.
MOLINEUX LOUNGE CHAIR — HOLLAND & SHERRY INTERIORS
The tall, rounded back and arms of this lounge chair by Holland & Sherry Interiors make the simple act of sitting feel like a big, comforting bear hug.
TRIO NESTING COFFEE TABLE — LULU AND GEORGIA
BARNETT CHAIR — KRAVET FURNITURE
The curved, sloping arms of the Barnett chair at Kravet Furniture provide plenty of support, while a semicircular back cutout adds a dash of geometrical drama.
ASTAIRE SECTIONAL — ROOM & BOARD
For a statement sofa that doesn’t skimp on comfort, look no further than the Astaire sectional at Room & Board. Its voluptuous contours and angled backrest ensure it is every bit as ergonomic as it is eye-catching.
ADA OVAL COFFEE TABLE — LULU AND GEORGIA
Sleek and sculptural, the Ada oval coffee table features shapely arched legs and a smooth oblong top constructed of solid oak.
GISELLE SOFA AND SWIVEL CHAIR — MITCHELL GOLD + BOB WILLIAMS
Designed with gently curved backs and oversized bench seats, the streamlined shapes of the Giselle sofa and swivel chair at Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams are simple enough to complement even the most traditional of tastes.
Homepage photo: The Giselle sofa and swivel chairs in Opal boucle and Vienna cocktail table in marble and brass by Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams | Courtesy of Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams
Products featured in this article have been sourced from BOH’s Collections vertical, a showcase of the latest debuts from some of the industry’s leading brands.