by Erin Turkoglu
The Kivi side table emulates the visual qualities of stone. It carries the aesthetic language we associate with marble but the connection to natural stone is abstract; much like the connection of an impressionist painting to a real-world landscape. Kivi table tops are handmade and each piece is unique, due to the unrepeatable quality of the process.
This Product Plants A Tree
As part of ÅBEN's mission to make a more positive contribution to the environment, we have partnered with One Tree Planted to plant one tree for every product sold. Trees help clean the air we breathe, filter the water we drink, and provide habitat to over 80% of the world's terrestrial biodiversity. Forests provide jobs to over 1.6 billion people, absorb harmful carbon from the atmosphere, and are key ingredients in 25% of all medicines.
We need more trees. Find out more on onetreeplanted.org
About the maker
Erin Turkoglu is based in Helsinki where she completed her masters at Aalto. The calm she found in the city providing a welcome contrast both to her native Istanbul and to New York where she previously studied. In New York her studies in Industrial Design led to a craving for more hands-on, material work and this was what first drew her to Helsinki. Erin is a designer who samples, tests, makes, as little as possible is out-sourced.