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.SHOP NOW