- Designer : Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec
- Year of Design : 2015
- Material : Shelves with melamine surface black gloss, ABS edge black; wall brackets solid natural oak with protective varnish; flat rolled steel powder coated black
- Dimensions : Height: 113cm; Length : 200cm; Depth : 35cm
- Part Assembly Required
- Delivery : Made to Order ; 8 - 10 weeks
Great Reasons To Buy The REB 008 Kaari Shelf
- The Artek REB 008 Kaari Shelf is a versatile storage solution for those who want to utilise small spaces with a contemporary, wall-mounted design.
- Named after the Finnish Word for arch, it's bent steel support base brings a whole new expression to classic design.
- Part of a wider collection of tables, desks and shelves, the whole Kaari range represents the first major change in table typology in 100 years, giving this piece a memorable quality.
- Whether bought on its own or paired with other pieces in the Kaari collection, these shelves will look great in a whole host of different interior styles
Why you'll love this shelving
The REB 008 Kaari Shelf is a distinct, space-saving solution that creates a truly unique and stunning interior using limited space. Combining form and function with innovative design, it has been designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec as part of their Kaari Collection for Finnish design brand Artek. The principle is extremely simple: the solid wood elements are supported by a wooden frame and diagonal bent steel bands that embrace the contours of the piece. The steel bands draw a kind of wing bracket-angle that support the ensemble and create a linear and rhythmic silhouette.
"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" - Bouroullec Brothers.
The typology of table design has only undergone minor alterations over the past 100 years. The design duo behind the Kaari collection note that while there have been hundreds of memorable chairs, only a few tables have made design history. With its arch-like construction Kaari has a great shot at joining those design classics.
The 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, all of which are available to buy online at Utility.
About The Designer
Born in Brittany in 1971 and 1976 respectively the Bouroullec brothers have become a much sough after double act, particularly after their work with Cappellini who recognised their talent at an early stage. Here we feature some of their most highly regarded works for Vitra, Kartell,Cappellini and Magis.