Feb 04, 2015 / Furniture
Kaari by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Kaari is a minimalist design created by France-based designer Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec. From the beginning, the design duo had the idea to make a collection in link with the Artek tradition but from their contemporary stance. They continued their exploration around the combination of materials and created Kaari, a novel construction system resulting of a hybridization of solid wood and steel bands. The principle is extremely simple: the vertical load is supported by a wooden part and a bent steel band embraces the contours of this solid wooden piece. The steel band draws a kind of wing bracket-angle that supports the ensemble and creates a linear and rhythmic silhouette. The system, originally conceived for table legs, is declined to construct wall-mounted tables and shelves and can support a wide variety of different tops: small and large, round and rectangular, low and high.