Panier is a plastic basket, a contemporary basket made of four identical pieces of high quality polycarbonate, each of them being one fourth of a cylinder, and a lid. The pieces are connected between them with an opaque plastic clip and the crystal clear lid serves as the top of a low table.
What attracts me of this project is its very simple and at the same time complex nature; the simple shape is enriched by the clever use of the material and its intrinsic qualities: transparency, shininess, and colourfulness. The ease of the form enhances the materiality and the extraordinary quality that has made Kartell the icon of plastic furniture, a celebration of plastics. The transparencies of the concentrical rays that shape the container's body create an interesting multi-layered pattern, as you can see through them the depth of the internal structure. This complex three dimensionality of the piece nonetheless appears light and ethereal.