Pia’s Picks: (rain)bow down to this design
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Pia’s Picks: (rain)bow down to this design

Balanced, simple, but decorative. The arch or rainbow shape gets me every time. Why? Because it oozes tranquillity and elegantly blends into its surroundings like no other shape.

Maybe it’s because I’ve always preferred original designs to traditional ones. Or because I have a soft spot for all things round. Whatever the reason, I’ve fallen for arched objects. Be it curvy ceramic lamp bases or crescent-shaped stools made of water hyacinth. You’ve come to the right place if you’re looking for pieces of furniture and home accessories I’m in love with for a number of reasons.

Aesthetics: the art of balance

An arch isn’t a trend, but a geometric shape that’s considered particularly timeless. It conveys balance, is decorative without being too showy. Subtly, it adds a touch of sophistication to any room.

The Rainbow Lamp is a treat to behold and radiates tranquillity.
The Rainbow Lamp is a treat to behold and radiates tranquillity.
Source: Ferm Living
Like a scale, the base of the Glow of Purity lamp keeps things in balance.
Like a scale, the base of the Glow of Purity lamp keeps things in balance.
Source: Oyoy
The soft silhouette of the Vuelta table lamp is reminiscent of a rainbow.
The soft silhouette of the Vuelta table lamp is reminiscent of a rainbow.
Source: Ferm Living

Functionality: seamless transitions

If you live in a small apartment, arched designs can be a good way to use your space more effectively. The curved contours nestle into corners and visually open up a room. This applies to both lamps and furniture.

Curvy designs like the Izumo vase fit in everywhere.
Curvy designs like the Izumo vase fit in everywhere.
Source: Eglo
EGLO IZUMO (1 x, 160 x 295 cm, 1.10 l)
Vases

EGLO IZUMO

1 x, 160 x 295 cm, 1.10 l

Comfort: ergonomic advantages

Arched furniture’s better at adapting to the natural movement and contours of the human body. This makes for more comfortable sitting or lying. It also offers more safety because curved seats always have soft edges.

A curved bench provides comfort and serves not only as a seat, but also as a decorative element.
A curved bench provides comfort and serves not only as a seat, but also as a decorative element.
Source: BePureHome
Bloomingville Kien Stool
Stool
169,– EUR

Bloomingville Kien Stool

Woood UPHOLSTERED
Stool
–32%
101,91 EUR was 149,– EUR

Woood UPHOLSTERED

In my «Pia’s Picks» series, I regularly showcase my favourite finds – things I might not need, but definitely want.

Header image: Ferm Living

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Like a cheerleader, I love celebrating good design and bringing you closer to everything furniture- and interior design- related. I regularly curate simple yet sophisticated interior ideas, report on trends and interview creative minds about their work.


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