Key facts

Product:
Kaari Desk 005
Family:
Kaari
Manufacturer:
Artek >
Designer:
Erwan Bouroullec >, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec >, Ronan Bouroullec >
Architonic ID:
1315518
Country:
Finland
Launched:
2015
Manufacturer groups :
Tables-Desks >
Groups:
Tables-Desks >

Product description

Designed by Paris-based brothers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, the Kaari Desk has a light, fluid outline that could have been drawn with a single stroke of the pen. Twin oak pillars are supported by the simple yet elegant steel band that characterises the Kaari collection – “Kaari” means “arch” in Finnish. Strikingly contemporary, this desk provides the ideal place to work and is suitable for both private and public spheres.

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Concept

The Kaari collection by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec marks the first collaboration between the French designers and Artek. In creating a simple yet elegant bent steel band to provide support for a series of furniture, the Paris-based brothers arrived at a practical and adaptable construction principle. In Finnish, Kaari means “arch,” and while the vertical load of table tops and shelves is held by a piece of wood, the bent steel band provides diagonal support similar to an arch.

With antecedents in Alvar Aalto’s work in bent wood, the metal band has a light, fluid outline. It could well have been drawn with a single stroke of a pen.