An expression that’s often bumped around is ‘straight lines for duty; curved lines for beauty’. In kitchens and bathrooms, curving cabinets and details are certainly challenging from a construction point of view, but can add a special flow and energy to well-planned spaces. In this feature, we’ve found four examples where talented designers have ticked the boxes for beauty and duty with their curvaceous creations.
Eliesha Paiano’s clients were keen on curves, and the Sydney designer went to extraordinary efforts to implement some curvaceous details in this award-winning design. The impressive island unit is clad with rounded quads, adding a point of difference while at the same time softening the intensity of the teal-coloured cabinets (colour: Taubmans Ming Surprise). The corners of the island are cleverly curved, too, with the radius of the benchtop edges mirroring the quad detail.
This bathroom’s curvaceous nib wall and a knock-out curving bulkhead wowed the judges in this year’s KBDi Designer Awards. Perth designer, Kyle McGregor, turned a very ordinary space into an organically-inspired retreat. With its warm finishes, soft edges and truly unique appeal, the bathroom won Kyle the top gong and the title of KBDi Australian Bathroom Designer of the Year.
Adelaide designer, Nathan Wundersitz CKD Au, drew inspiration from outside in this stunning kitchen design. Curved stone walls in his client’s outdoor entertaining area inspired the gently curving island feature, adding a lovely flow to this warm and homely space.
Sydney designer, Darren Genner CKD Au, took great delight in duplicating architectural details in this beautiful kitchen design. The impressive arches within this heritage-listed home (circa 1900) inspired the gently curved joinery, reflecting the gentle geometry with style. Additionally, the design of unique island façade was sparked by the fluted base of a sewer breathing stack positioned by the front doors of this Mosman residence.
If you have a curvaceous creation you’d like to share with Australia, contact us today. Or drop a line in the comments below to let us know your take on the beauty or duty challenge.