This softer profile is shaping up to be big news in 2019
Say hello to pure indulgence. London-based 2LG Studio’s curve-focused Rise collection almost broke social media when it was unveiled in 2018, and we predict a swathe of curvy kitchens will follow suit this year. ‘There is a playfulness to the curve in interiors that we love to explore,’ say founders Jordan Cluroe and Russell Whitehead. ‘It is not the most practical shape of cabinet, either to make or to use, but it does bring joy and that is a function in itself.
‘In fact, we have found that the top curves in our own kitchen have become wonderful display spaces. We have a large soup tureen that is only used for special occasions, but now it sits in one of the main curves of our kitchen, taking pride of place. Framed in this way, it looks fabulous every time you open the doors.’
Curves at lower level have of course been done before, and proven a winning formula for achieving ergonomic layouts that flow smoothly. As the form returns to the spotlight, you can expect to see curves made from modern materials such as micro-concrete or brass sheeting, as well as curved worktops that bring shapeliness without impacting on the storage space below.
This is the Portsea House project by Australia-based firm Wood Marsh Architecture. For a similar kitchen design, from £35,000, try Chiselwood
The Rise collection, 2LG Studio for John Lewis of Hungerford, is available in Pale Pink, Garden Green and Electric Blue, from £35,000