This softer pro­file is shap­ing up to be big news in 2019

Living Etc - - KITCHEN TRENDS -

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

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