Designjunction is the exhibition of several British labels at Zegna headquarters on Via Savona during this year’s Salone del Mobile. Modus will be on show with a whole range of new products by namable designers such as Michael Sodeau, PearsonLloyd and Claesson Koivisto Rune.
The Swedish design and architectural practice Claesson Koivisto Rune realised, in close cooperation with the wood pulp producer Södra, this new table lamp for the young lighting label Wästberg. We met Ola Rune, co-founder of Claesson Koivisto Rune and Henrik Wettergren from Södra at tis year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair and talked about the intresting processing of this piece. Enjoy!
This year's novelties by the Swedish manufacturer Swedese
The Swedish manufacturer Swedese launched a wide range of novelties at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair. Amongst them pieces by Thomas Bernstrand – who received for his ‘Ivy’ shelf the Form+1 Award 2011 – and Claesson Koivisto Rune.
The Swedish architects trio Claesson Koivisto Rune realised this modern version of the classical four poster bed for the Italian manufacturer Cinova. ‘Temple’ is based on a demountable structure constisting of honeycomb panels with veneer in ash polished natural wood, or dyed in colors wengè or white with open pore.
'Drevviken House' by Claesson Koivisto Rune Architects, photo by Louise Billgert
The Swedish architects and designers Claesson Koivisto Rune recently completed their newest architectural project, a single family home, situated on a beautiful lake near Stockholm. The ostensibly simple construction is characterised by – according to the sloped lot – slightly curved foundation and roof lines.
The US manufacturer Dune presented this new slightly modernist-looking series of cabinets created by the Stockholm based design trio Claesson Koivisto Rune at this year’s ICFF in New York. ‘Sierra’ exists as a sideboard and highboard and is made from MDF with a reconstituted wood veneer. The filigree base is stainless steel with a pale gold tint.
Swedish design manufacturer Offecct has launched four new furniture pieces at this year’s Stockholm Furniture Fair. ’It’s not really a complicated design,’ maintains French designer Patrick Norguet of his new ‘Fly’ chair, in spite of the fact that he worked on the project for four years before his collaboration with the design team at Offecct identified the right technology to produce the chair. Compared by Norguet to the type of helmet worn by Japanese samurai, ‘Fly’ requires relatively little energy for the production of its fabric, which has an obvious benefit in terms of sustainability.
'Snowflakes' tables by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Offecct
Swedish architectural trio Claesson Koivisto Rune have created a table called ‘Snowflakes’, which lays claim to being the first industrially produced piece of furniture in series where each individual piece is different from the next. Made from Corian, with the aid of advanced computer software, the table attempts to achieve the same variation found in real snowflakes. The table tops are cut by a milling machine, which is controlled by a piece of software that alters the milling program each time within certain parameters. The result: sameness with difference.
'Origami' armchair by Carlos Tiscar for Offecct
The name of Carlos Tiscar’s new wingback for Offecct pretty much says it all in terms of the inspiration for the piece – ‘Origami’. The chair combines the visually pleasing angularity that one finds in Japanese paper-folding with a softness provided by its generous upholstery. Of his design, the Spanish designer says, ‘A person can sit comfortably in this chair for a long time. To me, good design is environmentally sound because these objects and furniture tend to have a longer lifespan.’
The Swedish architects designed this house for a graphic designer and his family. The starting pint for this modest-looking bungalow was a geometric volume where the inside was as important as the outside. If you wish – an inverted volume. A box with a series of openings, or a space with a series of closures.
No.5 House by Claesson Koivisto Rune
Here is what the architects explain:
A grid was established that was based on standardised dimensions for building materials. The grid was then superimposed on the box. From this grid was created the basic room structure. Each room then had one of it’s four sides completely glazed. The result contained three bedrooms and one larger living/dining space with kitchen.
Kitchen and living room
The bedrooms are basically open towards one cardinal point each, leaving one opening in each façade. So even though the bedrooms are small the surrounding landscape is always a part of the space, making the sense vast rather than small. The bathroom, which has no wall opening, has a roof window instead. There is a glazed doorway from the living area to a partially walled terrace, creating an outdoor room that is open to the sky at one end and open to the view at the other.
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