The Kiila Coat Rack, like all pieces in the collection, displays its construction proudly, its wedge joints and pins left purposefully visible. The design is straightforward and clean: twin supports of solid ash connected by a horizontal rack made of bent sheet steel. The connective pins double as hooks for hanging bags and other items, providing even more storage and practical versatility. Between the 16 hooks and the rack itself, this impressive piece of furniture can accommodate an entire cocktail party – its generous profile allowing a clear overview of everything it holds. Strong enough to support even heavy winter coats, the Kiila Coat Rack provides an elegance meant to last.
- Legs in solid ashwood
- Bent sheet steel structure, powder coated
- Sixteen connector-hooks in dyed through polyamide, anti-slip glide
- Height: 192 cm / 75 1/2 inch
- Width: 133 cm / 52 1/2 inch
- Depth: 55 cm / 21 3/4 inch
Artek was founded in 1935 by Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl. The business idea of the company was “to sell furniture and to promote a modern culture of habitation by exhibitions and other educational means.” That was the beginning of Artek.
The Artek collection comprises design furniture and lighting fixtures by the Nordic masters Alvar Aalto, Ilmari Tapiovaara, Tapio Wirkkala and Eero Aarnio. The latest addition to the portfolio consists of products by Yrjö Kukkapuro. The masterpiece of Kukkapuro, the Karuselli chair, will be
re-launched on the market in the beginning of the year 2014. In addition to classics, Artek is also launching new generation design products under the Artek Studio brand. Alvar Aalto’s furniture represents an interpretation of Scandinavian modernism articulated primarily in Finnish birch wood. Wood and functionality are both hallmarks of the Artek collection. The Artek portfolio represents the most comprehensive collection of wooden design furniture in the world.
Artek has international sales offices in New York, Berlin, Stockholm and Tokyo. The domestic market accounts for 60% of the company’s turnover, with Artek holding a solid position in the Finnish consumer and contract market. Vitra’s design classics have for a number of years been an important part of Artek’s collection for the Finnish market. Artek operates four stores in Finland, as well as a wide retail network.
Artek Kiila Coat Rack Designed by:
- Daniel Rybakken , 2017
Daniel RybakkenBorn in 1984, Daniel Rybakken grew up in Oslo, Norway. He studied design at the Oslo School of Architecture and the School of Arts & Crafts in Gothenburg, Sweden. On graduating with a Master of Fine Arts in 2008 he opened his own design studio in both Oslo and Gothenburg. Rybakken has received numerous awards, including the 'Best of the Best' Red Dot Award in Singapore, 2007; the Anders Jahre's Cultural Prize for Young Artists in Oslo, 2008; and the Design Report Award for best designer at Salone Satellite in Milan, 2009. The work of Daniel Rybakken occupies the area between art and design, forming limited editions, art installations and prototypes for serial production. His main focus has been to work with daylight and how to artificially recreate its appearance and subconscious effect.