An exhibition of
furniture design by
Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune
Tokyo, 10-14 October, 2002
design partnership Claesson Koivisto Rune was founded seven
years ago as an architectural office but is, in the classic
Scandinavian way (like Jacobsen, or Aalto) multi-disciplinary,
which means that theypractise both architecture and design.
practice spans from the smallest private house to biggerpublic
or commercial projects. Current projects include a new privately
funded house of culture in central Kyoto.
designs are produced by companies such as Asplund, Boffi,
Cappellini, David design, Dune, Living Divani, Nola, Offecct,
Skandiform, Swedese among others. And introducing a new piece
"Our design process
is always very intuitive. Ideas come from all possible directions.
And even if intuition is always based on experience it ishard,
if not impossible, to detect a straight line of thought
when being in the middle of it all.
This April in Milan we
were approached by Mr. Yoichi Nakamuta of E&Y to do
our first solo exhibition of furniture in Japan together
with Axis. We gladly accepted and found ourselves forced
to look back at what we had done over the last years.
Much to our surprise
a structure unravelled. A structure that never before had
been apparent to us. Very exciting! A chair was clearly
related to another chair designed five years ago which in
turn related to a lamp that related to a new table etc.
Not unlike a family tree, even if its branches did
not grow straight but up, down, sideways, diagonal, crooked.
Like a DNA molecule.
The family tree became
the metaphor for both the actual design of the exhibition
and the idea behind."
Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune, Stockholm 2002)