Curves Pattern Design

Design Inspiration for Curves

The building blocks of the curves design are simple quarter circles. Inspired by patterned tiles from the 60s and 70s. (Hence the original title of “Arcs”).

Manipulating and Overlaying Designs

The basic design shows (1) the origin of the standard shaped arcs, by duplicating this and condensing it to half the width created a more interesting series of elipse shapes (2). The real breakthrough came from overlaying the two designs over each other (3). There must be thousands of combinations that can be created by making only one or two changes.

Colour Variations

For my pattern designs I use a catalogue of colours each of which has its own number. There are currently 31x colours I have chosen these Curves designs from. Whenever I find a new colour I add this to all my designs to explore if the new colour way would work with the pattern. Here I have shown Curves in 12 variations – smaller screen sizes display less examples. Rolling your mouse over an image will display its code.

Placing The Pattern In A Location

To give context, I combined each finished design with a straight-on shot of the chair used in my design for mid century modern chairs. Adding a fake carpet and simple skirting board. For every image I altered the colour of the real chair to complement the surface wallpaper. For each design I also created a simple version that was just the pattern, to show how the design could be used for fabric, lampshades, and other surfaces.

The Future

I would love this design to have another life taken up by a manufacturer. Please contact me if you would like a high resolution file or to talk about how we could work together.