Design is becoming more enfolding. We’re seeing a hopeful embrace in larger architectural structures, such as one architect’s proposal for a repurposed soccer stadium planted with 35,000 trees. It’s a way of stirring senses and memories, whether through spheres of light (Artemide’s Castore) that evoke the playful and youthful joy of blowing soap bubbles or the swoop of a sofa (Ligne Roset’s Pukka) that’s like a warm clasp—a kind of softened minimalism that’s zoomorphic and womb-like. Think plump and playful... something we could all use a bit more of these days.

moooi perch treePerch by Umut Yamac for Moooi ($48,110),

calder chair crate and barrellCalder chair by Crate and Barrel ($1,599),

qualicum high low tablesQualicum High/Low Tide tables by Quake Studio (from $4,600),

princeton dining chair boconceptPrinceton dining chair by BoConcept (from $619),

castoreCastore Tavolo by Huub Ubbens and Michele De Lucchi for Artemide (starting from $380),

pukka ligne rosetPukka collection by Yabu Pushelberg for Ligne Roset (armchairs from $2,680; sofas from $4,395),