CURVED KITCHEN ISLAND AND SOFFITTContemporary Kitchen, San Francisco
This part curved, part straight central island took its shape from functional need - straight alongside the back wall, and curved where it creates a conversational circle. The mid century adage "form follows function" is still a great piece of advice. I took it a step further and created the same outline for the soffit, and for some adjacent steps. And rather than being a dry old idea, functional forms can also be beautiful and dramatic!