What is the meaning of the furniture term Stepped Curve?

A stepped curve is a type of curve that consists of straight line segments with sudden changes in direction or slope, creating a stepped or staircase-like appearance. Each segment is connected at a right angle, resulting in a series of flat sections connected by abrupt corners.

On the other hand, a broken curve refers to a curve that is interrupted or discontinuous at certain points, typically marked by right angles. It can be visualized as a combination of straight line segments that deviate from a smooth continuous curve due to the introduction of sharp angles or breaks.

Both stepped curves and broken curves with right angles can be seen in various designs, illustrations, or architectural elements to create visual interest or to convey a specific aesthetic or style.

Broken curve, the parts being interrupted by right angles.
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