Ribbed Walls, Furniture, Lights…

Brabbu sideboard

There are so many designs with ribbed surfaces this fall, that we have to pause and take note of the trend for ribs.

Rib wall behind Latte Sideboard and Apache lamp from Caffe Latte, Luxxu mirror
Rib wall behind Latte Sideboard and Apache lamp from Caffe Latte, Luxxu mirror

This repetitive vertical-line-texture on walls creates a stimulating beatbox backdrop for products, such as the elegant marketing photos from Covet House here and above.

Urban Cove in Fairview Mall photo courtesy TED Design
Urban Cove in Fairview Mall photo courtesy TED Design

A winner in the 2022 ASID design competition from Peter Yip of Ted Design, Urban Cove restaurant’s coral pink ribbed exterior and inside back wall catch your attention and draw you right into the space.

Brenlo Moulding Inspire Series
Brenlo Moulding Inspire Series

Brenlo Moulding just sent out a press release featuring their unfinished wood panels for achieving ribbed walls, along with a video showing how to install them.

Symphony Collection Maison Valentina
Symphony Collection Maison Valentina

Maison Valentina’s collection of tub, pedestal and vanity in gleaming brass is a high glamour bath fixture collection. The straight lines hold it back from going over the top. Still it boldly goes all the way up and the tub is divine!
Hera sofa courtesy Brabbu and Essential Home Minelli Bench
Ribs are a welcome variation on squares in upholstery. The continuous stitching lines of this bench are on trend. The rounded shapes of new sofa designs accommodate the up and over ribbing to perfection.

Bribeck wall light and Cascade courtesy Delightful
Bribeck wall light and Cascade courtesy Delightful

Lighting has been ribbed for a number of seasons. There are the organ pipe sconces and the cascading clusters of tubes. The classic chandelier format of rings rimmed with crystals or cylinders has been routinely reinvented every decade for millennia.

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Room setting courtesy Covet House

Credenzas are very effective in this treatment. The repetitive vertical lines both contrast and balance their low wide silhouettes. This setting repeats the rib effect three times.

Room setting courtesy Caffe Latte
Room setting courtesy Caffe Latte

Table base columns are naturals. While fluted columns go back to first-recorded history, their 2022 reinvention involves imposing longer and shorter ribs on smooth columns beneath. The window coverings here are pleated into regular ribs in three overlapping layers.

The eye loves to travel back and forth between similar shapes and colours. It’s as emotionally positive as having a person wholeheartedly agree with your statement and respond with a matching instance. Divas and other complex individuals relax when they feel they are being understood and take a deeper breath if the listener concurs! Similarly, in a room composed of a few recurring themes, a person naturally relaxes and forms clear thoughts. Make a note of the newest theme: the Rib!

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