The oeuvre of Bauhausian artists Paul Klee and Josef Albers is a primary inspiration behind the design of Shine. It presents an ultra-modern finish, engineered in an unlikely material – rattan.
Forget any associations you might have with this humble material, as in 2023, it’s superbly engineered into Karuun – a high-tech, high-performance material, that doesn’t cost the Earth, yet provides the most luxurious and durable finish imaginable.
Towards the centre of the design, end-grain Karuun is back-lit, with warm light diffusing through the natural capillaries of the material. This creates an illusion of varying intensity and depth throughout the design. Surrounding this mesmerising core is a subtle, alternating marquetry pattern in Karuun stripe veneer, with a tactile, vegan cactus leather section below.
Intersecting the design are two symmetrical inlays in polished stainless steel, running parallel to the smaller inlays of back-lit end-grain Karuun that radiate out towards the edges.