Kaari Table Round
Kaari Table Round
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.
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.
Founded in Helsinki in 1935 by four young idealists. Furthermore, they are Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl. Their goal was to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of living by exhibitions and other educational means.
In keeping with the radical spirit of its founders, Artek today remains an innovative player in the world of modern design. Besides, they developing new products at the intersection of design, architecture, and art!
The Artek collection consists of furniture, lighting, and measurement accessories designed by Finnish masters and leading international designers. Besides, it stands for clarity, functionality, and poetic simplicity.