It’s official: We’re filing curved furniture under “design trends we can’t get enough of.” Beloved by interior designers and fashion influencers alike, this retro trend has been reimagined for the 21st century—and we’re here for it.
With roots in the 1970s and ’80s, the curved furniture of 2020 serves as living proof that trends are, and always will be, cyclical. Thanks in part to influential designers like Tali Roth, Pierre Yovanovitch, and Dorothée Meilichzon as well as furniture designers Mario Milana and Pierre Paulin, curved furniture has been granted a second lease on life. Rounded sofas and amorphous chairs are currently a hallmark of on-trend spaces, particularly if upholstered in textural fabrics, like bouclé, sheepskin, and velvet.
What’s more, curved styles are slowly usurping sharp, mid-century modern designs. From sofas to coffee tables, go-to retailers like West Elm, CB2, and Target have all embraced the curvy look, further solidifying its mass appeal. Interested in trying out the trend for yourself? Gather design inspiration below, and heed our advice to make the look work in your space.