Key facts

Product:
Kaari Wall Shelf with Desk - REB010
Family:
Kaari
Manufacturer:
Artek >
Designer:
Erwan Bouroullec >, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec >, Ronan Bouroullec >
Architonic ID:
1315885
Country:
Finland
Launched:
2015
Manufacturer groups :
Storage/Shelving-Shelving >
Storage/Shelving-Wall shelves >
Groups:
Storage/Shelving-Shelving >
Storage/Shelving-Wall shelves >

Product description

These wall-mounted shelves come complete with a desk, offering a compact home office unit. Combining natural solid oak wall brackets with the simple bent steel band that characterises the Kaari collection, the shelves have a glossy melamine surface, while the desk is finished in linoleum for a comfortable working surface. Added width offers room for co-working or to spread out papers, plans, and files.

Product family

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.