Posts tagged as 'Claesson Koivisto Rune'
Swedish architectural office Claesson Koivisto Rune’s Villa Widlund foregrounds its constructedness by leaving the joins between its constituting concrete elements exposed; photo Åke E.son Lindman
Head north and you’ll find a thriving design culture where the level of consideration given to the way things look, feel and work isn’t determined by their scale. Be they housing projects, chairs or taps, the Scandinavian approach to design continues to be a more democratic one, driven in no small part by the number of Nordic architects who design beyond buildings. Architonic’s Simon Keane-Cowell takes a comprehensive look at contemporary Nordic architects who cross design boundaries.
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‘Chromatic’ furniture fabric by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Väveriet
Swedish multidisciplinary design/architecture office Claesson Koivisto Rune were inspired by silk, “the way some fine silks have a delicate gradient dichromatic feature” for their ‘Chromatic’ furniture fabric collection.
‘Röhsska’ chair by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Swedese
Described by its designers as ‘the chair [we’ve designed, so far] that has given us the greatest satisfaction’, ‘Röhsska’ was unveiled earlier last week in Gothenburg as the latest collaborative project between the renowned design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune, manufacturer Swedese and the Röhsska Museum of Design and Decorative Arts. Made entirely out of wood and manufactured in Sweden, the chair will be officially launched to the international public next week during London Design Festival 2012. (more…)
‘Lima’ armchair by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Tacchini; photo by Andrea Ferrari
The acclaimed, Stockholm-based design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune have recently collaborated with the Italian furniture brand Tacchini on this collection of large, upholstered sofas and armchairs called ‘Lima‘. Similarly to the ‘Montevideo‘ model, also designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune in 2008, ‘Lima’ features a generously-sized seat based atop delicate, thin-legged frame. The collection was unveiled in April during Milan’s Salone del Mobile fair. (more…)
Widlund House by Claesson Koivisto Rune; photo courtesy of the architects
Equally, or perhaps even more known for their furniture and product design rather than architectural projects, the prominent Swedish practice Claesson Koivisto Rune have recently completed this crisp-white, minimalist, seafront villa. Located on the second largest Swedish island of Öland, the development is made of solid white, precast concrete which enabled the architects to achieve ‘the ultimate precision in manufacturing tolerance and colour/finish.’ (more…)
New collection of Arabic-inspired tiles by Sweden's Claesson Koivisto Rune; photo by Mårten Claesson
There is no need to question Sweden’s prolific design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune‘s flair when it comes to architecture and design (and anything in between for that matter), yet during this year’s edition of Stockholm Design Week we have discovered yet another talent of one of studio’s founders’ – Mårten Claesson’s – that of photography. As a friend of Architonic, Mårten has agreed to share his images with us and we can now present you with a selection of his skillfully composed photographs taken at an inspiring exhibition showcasing Claesson Koivisto Rune’s latest collection of colourful, ornamental tiles inspired by traditional Arabic geometric patterns. (more…)
'Tours' bracelet by Claesson Koivisto Rune for DFTS Factory; photo by Fabian Björnstjerna
Sweden’s acclaimed design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune have recently collaborated with DFTS Factory and the groundbreaking result of this partnership has just been unveiled during this year’s Stockholm Design Week. Meticulously assembled from no less than 2208 individual plastic elements, ‘Tours’ is printed thanks to an innovative 3D manufacturing and selective laser sintering – ‘an additive manufacturing technique that uses a high power laser to fuse small particles of plastic, metal, ceramic or glass powders into a mass that has a desired 3-dimensional shape.’ Manufactured in Belgium, ‘Tours’ weights only 20 grammes and its production process takes four hours.
Pendant light w121 by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Wästberg
As a material, wool is most frequently used in production of garments – in your own cardigan, in a Katharine Hepburn hat or in the modern athlete’s performance clothes – but not so often for lamps. During this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair however, Wästberg has launched a series of pendant lights called w121, w122 and w123s out of this natural and versatile material, designed by the Swedish design collective Claesson Koivisto Rune. (more…)