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Tue 5.5.

‘Kairo’ by Karim Rashid for Riva 1920

Posted by Nora Schmidt on 05.05.2009 - Tagged as: , , , , ,

'Kairo' by Karim Rashid

'Kairo' by Karim Rashid

At this year´s Salone del Mobile the Italian manufacturer Riva 1920 created a surprise with a range of massive solid wood monoliths made of giant trunks of cedar wood. Karim Rashid managed to handle the compactness of the material and created the rather delicate armchair ‘Kairo’.

Reflecting on the experience of designing KAIRO, Karim Rashid says: “When I designed the KAIRO chair for RIVA 1920 I was guided by the woodworking process itself used to produce a piece of furniture from a simple block of wood, with the objective of removing the least quantity of wood possible from the trunk.

more Riva 1920 proucts @ Architonic