Claesson Koivisto Rune

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. Beyond these fields of applied art, contemporary art has always been a prime source of inspiration and for the first time, in Tokyo in 2017, the group exhibits an own art project.


As the first Swedish office to have exhibited in the international section at the Venice Architecture Biennale, in 2004, they are also responsible for award-winning projects such as the Tind Prefab house collection for Fiskarhedenvillan, Widlund House private villa on Öland, Örsta Gallery building in Kumla, Sfera Building culture house in Kyoto, Nobis Hotel in Stockholm and Villa Terminus, Zander K and Bergen Børs hotels in Bergen, Norway.


They design for such international companies as Arflex, Artifort, Asplund, Boffi, Capdell, Cappellini, David design, Dux, Fontana Arte, Kasthall, Living Divani, Modus, Muuto, Nikari, Offecct, Paola Lenti, Smaller Objects, Tacchini, Wästberg, among others.


Claesson Koivisto Rune has received an array of international awards and recognitions, amongst them ten American Good Design Awards 2009 - 18, the Designpreis Deutschland (Gold and Silver) 2011 by the Federal Republic of Germany, Designer of the Year 2011 and Furniture of the Year 2012 by Elle Deco Sweden, both Designer of the Year and Best Seating 2014 by Elle Decor Italia, and the Red Dot Design Award – Best of the Best 2014, making them the first office to hold the prestigious Red Dot in five different product categories, architecture included. In 2015 they also received the prestigious Bruno Mathsson award, the highest honour in furniture design in Sweden and the Scandinavian region.


Designer of the Year 2005 – Residence magazine, Sweden

Designer of the Year 2007 – Konstvärlden & Disajn, Sweden

Designer of the Year 2011 – Elle Decor Italia

Designer of the Year 2011 – Elle Deco Sweden

Designer of the Year 2014 – Elle Decor Italia

Bruno Mathsson Award 2015 – The Bruno Mathsson Foundation

Products designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune

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