Published on : Friday, January 27, 2017
At MAISON&OBJET PARIS 2017, Artek presented Rivi, a new textile pattern by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, based on a handmade drawing of parallel lines that extend in two directions without end. This is the first textile pattern by Bouroullec brothers for Artek.
With its parallel, endless lines, Rivi is precise, yet imperfect due to its nature. The beauty of Rivi comes from the unique, natural quirks of the handmade illustration. In true Artek tradition, where the natural irregularities of wood are seen as a virtue rather than a flaw, the hand drawn Rivi pattern fits perfectly into the Artek collection. The quality of imperfection remains one of the core values of the brand.
The Rivi range consists of four coloured fabrics: white/blue, blue/white, mustard/white and light grey/white. The textiles come in cotton, canvas cotton, and acrylic coated cotton, the latter an easy to care material ideal for a durable table cloth.
Rivi is available as running metre fabric and pre-cut 3×1.5m packages for DIY use, perfect for the customisation of napkins and other tableware, children’s toys or even clothing. Additional products include textile accessories such as cushions, pouches and canvas bags, as well as silk screen printed trays.
Since Artek was founded in 1935, textiles have been integral to the company’s motto that beauty should be part of everyday life. Rivi continues Artek’s long tradition of handmade textile patterns, following in the footsteps of Aino and Alvar Aalto, Kaj Franck and other designers, while boasting its very own characteristics.