Kaari collection 2015
Kaari shelf + ©Studio Bouroullec
Kaari Collection comprises rectangular and round tables in two sizes as well as a desk, a wall console, a small round shelf and an assortment of large wall-mounted shelves.
From the beginning we had the idea to make a collection in link with the Artek tradition but from our contemporary stance.
We continued our 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.