At the recent Stockholm Furniture Fair 2015, Artek presented Kaari (‘arch’ in Finnish), the first collaboration between Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec and the Finnish design company.

The collection comprises rectangular and round tables in two sizes as well as a desk, a wall console, a small round shelf and larger shelves.

The Bouroullec brothers’ goal was to create a practical, simple and yet, unique table system. They wanted to make a collection in link with the Artek tradition but from their contemporary stance. And Kaari was born!

“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.” – Studio Bouroullec

Read more here and here.

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Photos: Studio Bouroullec via Artek