New: Rope Chair and Tupla Wall Hook by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Art & Technology today


Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec are known as much for their technical expertise as for their graceful artistry. Celebrated first by the launch of the Kaari collection in 2015, their work for Artek has been truthful to the company’s ethos of embodying Art & Technology, what Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius famously referred to as a “new unity”.

In a new venture bringing together industrial production with artistic sensibility, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec have designed the Rope Chair and Tupla Wall Hook: surprising silhouettes that meet sophisticated constructions in a synthesis of art and technology.

Rope Chair, a simple artistic gesture rendered in space

The Rope Chair is more of a silhouette than a solid block, a line drawing translated into space. Made for marine use, the rope is a weight-bearing part of the construction and it allows the chair to adapt to those who use it, offering unexpected comfort. A synthesis of contrasts, the Rope Chair combines sophisticated engineering and creative expression, a solid structure and flexible elements, stiff tubes and pliable rope.

The Rope Chair encourages dynamic movement and changes in sitting position.

A line drawing brought into three dimensions, the Tupla Wall Hook is a simple tool for hanging objects on the wall. This storage essential adds beauty to the everyday, its twin loops – Tupla means “double” in Finnish – are as lyrical as they are functional.

Tupla Wall Hook, a line drawing brought into three dimensions

Celebrating the union of art and technology that inspired the Artek founders in the naming of the company, Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec have once again created unique contemporary products that feel right at home when placed together with Artek classic designs, forming a new unity of their own.

Previously at Artek