Claesson Koivisto Rune is a Swedish architectural partnership, founded in Stockholm, in 1995, by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune. It started as an architectural firm, but has since become an internationally-acclaimed, multi-disciplinary office with an equal emphasis on both architecture and design. Project categories include buildings, hotels, homes, shops, offices, exhibitions, kitchens, sanitary ware, tableware, glassware, furniture, textiles, tiles, lighting, electronics, candy and even a trophy (the Swedish TV-prize Kristallen).
CLAESSON KOIVISTO RUNE COLLECTION
DUX is the finest furniture brand to ever come out of Sweden, with an international acclaim otherwise reserved only for a handful of the best Italian brands. In many way DUX is still recognised for Bruno Mathsson's legendary designs of the 70's and 80's and the successful Bra Bohag ('Good Household Goods') concept. So taking on the challange of creating a full new contemporary collection for DUX in 2017 is no small task. It can make even the established Scandinavian designers somewhat shaky.
In fornt of us we've seen Bruno Mathsson's forms, we've seen uncompromising handmade quality, we've seen Scandinavia and we've seen the world.
Like with Bruno Mathsson the strict and curvaceous live together. As it's form and function. A functionality that is not just ergonomy but also furnishability. And, above all, a strive for an elegance that, in Mathsson's own words, 'resist the wear of the eye'.
Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune - 2017
*The collection will be available in stores fall 2017.