KIKI | Square coffee table By Artek
Square coffee table
Offered with either a rectangular or square table top, the Kiki Low Table has a frame made of distinctive oval steel tubing. Available in a choice of colours and finishes, the table evokes a memorable simplicity. The Kiki Low Table is a great companion to the Kiki Lounge Chair, Sofa, and Bench. Modular in nature, the pieces in the collection can be combined in any number of configurations, while their compact size mean they fit naturally into smaller spaces. Announcing a departure from designer Ilmari Tapiovaara’s earlier work, Kiki employs a clean-cut design idiom.
The Kiki collection employs oval steel tubing as framework in conjunction with surfaces that display distinctive planes and smooth-edged contours. Kiki was designer Ilmari Tapiovaara’s first series to feature a consistent system of matching parts; the collection includes a stool, a bench, a small side table, a lounge chair, and a sofa. The resulting look is iconic in its simplicity. When presented at the Milan Triennale in 1960, the Kiki Chair took the gold medal. Legend has it that a manufacturer approached Tapiovaara asking him to design a product that made use of his surplus of metal tubing. True or not, with the Kiki collection, Tapiovaara announced a departure from his previous work. Kiki is a mannequin, able to be dressed up in numerous ways, to travel effortlessly and assume different personalities. Items from the Kiki family can be teamed in many configurations. Their compact size means they fit naturally into smaller spaces.