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Kaari Table Round REB003
Artek >
Erwan Bouroullec >, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec >, Ronan Bouroullec >
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Tables-Dining tables >
Tables-Bistro tables >
Tables-Dining tables >
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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. Supported by a single central pillar, the table owes its stability to the simple yet elegant steel band that fans out in four wings around its base – “Kaari” means “arch” in Finnish. The pillar is made of oak, and the table top is available in a variety of finishes. Strikingly contemporary, Kaari tables promise stability, longevity, and adaptability and are suitable for both home and public spheres.

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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.