iratzoki & lizaso uses wrought iron to create the kea collection for alki iratzoki & lizaso uses wrought iron to create the kea collection for alki
apr 26, 2016

iratzoki & lizaso uses wrought iron to create the kea collection for alki

iratzoki & lizaso uses wrought iron to create the kea collection for alki
(above) the collection combines alki’s wood tradition with wrought iron
all images courtesy of iratzoki & lizaso

 

 

 

designed by iratzoki & lizaso design studio for alki, the ‘kea collection’ epitomises time-honored traditions and values of unity between the know-how of yesterday and today by offering convivial items that subtly combine wood and wrought iron. although the main role in this new collection is played by wood, the brand’s preferred material, it now shares centre stage alongside wrought iron. faithful to this approach of reinterpreting what already is, iratzoki & lizaso have drawn inspiration not only from alki’s past but also from the history of industry in the basque country.

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the ‘kea collection’ includes a table, coffee table, bench, hat stand and shelves

 

 

 

‘kea’ is a collection that has developed from the tale of two realities. on the one hand, the brand’s own expertise, which already combines wood and wrought iron in its products. on the other, the desire to work with an ironwork smithy located in navarre, spain, that carries on this tradition of working with iron and steel. another ingredient was the necessity of putting forward a design that, without any dramatic departure, was in line with what preceded it.

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the ‘kea table’ is composed of solid oak and wrought iron

 

 

 

referencing these encounters with the navarre blacksmiths, the designers came up with this family comprising a table, shelves, coat stand and a bench, put together in an understated and practical style in oak and wrought iron. the convivial items that make up the ‘kea collection’ emerged from traditional values of unity between the know-hows.

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wrought iron, an organic and structuring link, is housed within the wood’s concave profile

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the ‘kea shelves’

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detail of the shelves

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kea tables and bench in a restaurant

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kea tables and bench in a restaurant

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kea tables and bench in a private house

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kea tables and bench in a private house

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Rred-hot pieces of flame-heated metal are hand-forged on the anvil

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lodging the wrought iron piece in the kea bench

 

 

designboom has received this project from our ‘DIY submissions‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: juliana neira | designboom

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