Koyori, Kawara, Bouroullecs

Koyori, Kawara, Bouroullecs

It may be a mouthful to say but it’s definitely worth the effort: Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec’s Kawara chair for Koyori doesn’t disappoint. In true Bouroullec fashion, it’s beautiful, innovative, entrancing.

Kawara chair angle view
Detail of the armrest on a bent plywood chair

Nudging the discipline of bent plywood into new terrain, Kawara features three impressive serpinting surfaces: the armrests and seat back display subtle swoops, giving the chair a distinctive aesthetic.

Kawara side view
Another detail of bent plywood showing exceptional woodwork

Koyori reminds us that plywood is essentially a living material, prone to shrinking and warping. Thus, Kawara’s craftsman display exceptional skill in crafting their molds to account for these subtle changes.

Kawara chair with table, view from side

Kawara is made of oak veneer available in four finishes: natural, black, gray, and green.

Kawara front view

See Koyori and Bouroullec to find out more. And if you’d like more insight into the Brothers Bouroullec, read our exclusive interview with Erwan at 3rings.

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