With a simple arch-like construction, the Bouroullec brothers have managed to bring a whole new expression to the classic table design, which is often static and unchanging. Combining simplicity and innovation, the Kaari collection is the first collaboration between the brothers and iconic Finnish brand Artek. The standout feature of this highly stylised piece collection is the arch-like metal band which brings a distinctive yet subtle character to an otherwise understated design.
Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, the Breton-born brothers, are the stars of European design and the most promising industrial designers to have emerged from France since Philippe Starck in the 1980s.
A combination of romanticism and functionality runs throughout both brothers’ work. Like all truly talented designers, the Bouroullecs have defined a distinctive visual style, which Jasper Morrison (one of the designers they most admire) described as “thoughtful and disciplined, with a real spirit and poetry”.