Rivi pattern


design Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec


The Rivi pattern – a Finnish word meaning line – is based on a handmade drawing of parallel lines that extend on both directions without end. The beauty of Rivi comes from the unique, natural quirks of the handmade illustration. In the true Artek tradition, where the natural irregularities of wood are seen as a virtue rather than a flow, the hand drawn Rivi pattern fits perfectly into the Artek collection.

 Rivi is available in cotton, canvas cotton, and acrylic coated cotton, as running metre fabric and pre-cut 3 x 1.5m packages for DIY use, perfect for the customization of curtain, tablecloths, napkins and other tableware, children's toys or even clothing. Additional products include textile accessories such as cushions, pouches and canvas bags, as well as silk screen printed trays. 

cotton 160 g/m2, width 150cm

canvas cotton 297 g/m2, width 150cm

acrylic coated cotton 160 g/m2, width 145cm 

fabrics

The Rivi fabric is sold by the decimetre (10 cm). Width is 150 cm. Therefore, one unit measures 10 x 150 cm. 

Cotton 

black / white
3.36 €

Coated cotton

black / white
3.84 €

Cotton Canvas

black / white
4.80 €

Cotton 

blue / white
3.36 €

Coated cotton

blue / white
3.84 €

Cotton Canvas

blue / white
4.80 €

Cotton 

white / blue
3.36 €

Coated cotton

white / blue
3.84 €

Cotton Canvas

white / blue
4.80 €

Cotton 

mustard / white
3.36 €

Coated Cotton

mustard / white
3.84 €

Cotton Canvas

mustard / white
4.80 €

cushion covers

This cushion cover features Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec’s poetic Rivi pattern and will bring a touch of Artek design to any setting. Available in two sizes and colours.

black / white

40 x 40 cm
36 €

black / white

50 x 50 cm
42 €

blue / white

40 x 40 cm
36 €

blue / white

50 x 50 cm
42 €

white / blue

40 x 40 cm
36 €

white / blue

50 x 50 cm
42 €

mustard / white

40 x 40 cm
36 €

mustard / white

50 x 50 cm
42 €

plywood trays

Featuring Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec’s poetic Rivi pattern, this laminated plywood and paper tray makes a delightful and practical addition to teatime. Available in two sizes and a variety of colours.

black / white

27 x 20 cm
33 €

black / white

43 x 33 cm
45 €

blue / white

27 x 20 cm
33 €

blue / white

43 x 33 cm
45 €

white / blue

27 x 20 cm
33 €

white / blue

43 x 33 cm
45 €

mustard / white

27 x 20 cm
33 €

mustard / white

43 x 33 cm
45 €

pouches & bags

Featuring Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec’s poetic hand-drawn Rivi pattern, this cotton canvas pouch has a zip to keep your valuables safe. Available in two sizes and 4 colours.

black / white

24 x 15 cm
31 €

blue / white

24 x 15 cm
31 €

white / blue

24 x 15 cm
31 €

mustard / white

24 x 15 cm
31 €

This cotton canvas bag features Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec’s poetic Rivi pattern. Roomy and reliable, the bag will bring a touch of Artek design to your life. Available in 4 colours.

black / white

41 x 41 cm
36 €

blue / white

41 x 41 cm
36 €

white / blue

41 x 41 cm
36 €

mustard / white

41 x 41 cm
36 €

Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec, born 1971 and 1976, respectively, in Quimper, France, studied at the École Nationale des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and at the École des Beaux-Arts in Cergy-Pontoise. Ronan began independent design work immediately after completing his studies, while his brother, who was still in school, assisted him.

Since 1999 both brothers have worked together as joint partners in their own Paris-based design studio. Their work ranges from small utilitarian objects to architectural projects. In addition to the design of domestic and office furniture, vases, porcelain dishware, jewellery and diverse home accessories, a primary focus of their work is the design and organisation of interior space.

One of their most unconventional designs, Algue (2004), was created in this context. The collaboration between the Bouroullec brothers and Vitra began with the office furniture system Joyn, which was developed between 2000 and 2002 and continues to be expanded and refined. Along with Jasper Morrison, Hella Jongerius, and Antonio Citterio, Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec have made major contributions to the steadily growing Vitra Home Collection.