Artek is undoubtedly one of the most valuable brands in the field of Nordic design,
always faithful to its philosophy since the very beginning: combine art and technology, as the company’s word pun cunningly suggests.
To confirm this, Artek's style has been excellently showed at the Stockholm Design Week last February with a series of furniture signed by Norwegian designer Daniel Rybakken; a collection which runs to enrich the Domestic Helpers furnishing.
It is the first time that Rybakken focuses on furniture design, but the common thread in the experience undertaken as a light designer continues in these two new wood projects as an evolution of his previous work:
- Kiila is a piece that consists of a coat rack, a bench and a hanger made in solid ash wood, metal and MDF fibreboard. It’s a family of robust objects, made to last.
- Mirrors 124° have a unique sculptural quality. The two sides of the mirror meet together forming an exact angle of 124 grades from which they take the name, so creating a surprising game of reflections on the surrounding space. 124° are available in three different variants, including one with a built-in wooden ledge that provides multiple applications: they can be hung on the wall in any room or placed on a table or on a shelf.
Kiila and 124° enter our homes and help us in everyday life thanks to two essential characteristics of Artek’s production: functionality and beauty.