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Stockholm Furniture Fair


OFFECCT presents a world first in furniture with the Snowflakes table



It is with great pride that the Swedish design company OFFECCT presents its new table Snowflakes, designed by the Swedish trio of architects Claesson Koivisto Rune. Snowflakes is the world’s first furniture to be both mass produced and unique. Made of Corian, the table is made by using advanced computer software. In this way each table is unique. A poetic and innovative concept!

“It began when I saw fabulous photos by the nineteenth-century photographer Wilson Bentley at a trade fair,” explains Eero Koivisto. “He photographed snow crystals for forty-six years! I became fascinated by his work and studied his book,
which was published in 1931 and contained pictures of 2.000 different snowflakes.”

The aim with the Snowflakes table is to achieve the same variation as that found in real snowflakes. A computer programmer developed software that is connected to a milling machine. The machine cuts out the table top precisely according to the instructions of the design team. In this way, the table is machine made but no two tables are alike because the milling program is changed every time within certain preset parameters. For instance, the table always has six points and the same diameter.

Snowflakes is a small, useful table which can be combined by using several by a sofa or just one by the bed. The table is available in three different heights in order to increase the possible variations and usages. Every table top is unique.

The architectural firm of Claesson Koivisto Rune created the Snowflakes concept.
Together with OFFECCT’s design department, the trio tested various types of material and developed the table system. This year CKR is nominated in the category of “Designer of the Year” in the prestigious ELLE Decoration International
Design Awards in Italy. At the beginning of 2010 CKR won another four international awards, including “Good Design 2010” and “Wallpaper Design
Awards 2010”. Claesson Koivisto Rune designs both buildings and interior fittings.


 

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For more information, welcome to
visit us at www.offecct.se
or contact:
Kurt Tingdal, CEO/Marketing Manager, Offecct,
tel. +46 (0)705-813383
or Offecct’s press contact,
Karin Sköldberg, Trendgruppen, tel. +46 (0)70-6453575.