Key facts

Product:
Kaari Table rectangular REB012
Family:
Kaari
Manufacturer:
Artek >
Designer:
Erwan Bouroullec >, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec >, Ronan Bouroullec >
Order number:
REB 012
Architonic ID:
1468314
Country:
Finland
Launched:
2015
Manufacturer groups :
Tables-Dining tables >
Tables-Contract tables >
Groups:
Tables-Dining tables >
Tables-Contract tables >

Product description

The Kaari Table, the result of Artek’s first collaboration with French designers Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, has a light, fluid outline that could have been drawn with a single stroke of the pen. Two oak pillars are supported by the simple steel band that characterises the Kaari collection – “Kaari” means “arch” in Finnish. Strikingly contemporary, tables from the Kaari collection promise stability, longevity, and adaptability and are suitable for both private and public spheres. The table top is available in a choice of finishes.

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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.