Curvilinear forms are a tradition in Brazilian design and are the theme of a spread in this month’s Brazilian beauty and lifestyle magazine Studio W. Featuring a range of curvy furniture, the spread includes mid 20th century iconic pieces by legendary Oscar Niemeyer, such as the Marquesa rocking chaise and the Alta armchair, as well as contemporary pieces such as the Saquarema armchair by Carlos Motta, Asa desk by Arthur Casas and the Cobogó coffee table by Lia Siqueira. “It is not the right angle that attracts me. Nor the straight line. Rigid. Inflexible. Man made. What attracts me is the free and sensuous line. The curves I see in my country’s mountains. In the sinuous course of its rivers. In the clouds. In the body of my beloved woman. The universe is made of curves. The curved universe of Einstein.” – Oscar Niemeyer.