A chair with a clear purpose, from Claesson Koivisto Rune – Offecct

A chair with a clear purpose by Claesson Koivisto Rune – Offecct

Stockholm based Claesson Koivisto Rune is one of the world’s most respected architectural firms. They have created a series of acclaimed furniture for Offecct in the past. The result now is a characteristic chair with a clear purpose.

– Offecct’s 2018 news collection is summarized under the motto: Furniture with a mission, that is, every piece of furniture has a clear task that helps people navigate the increasingly thorny landscape that separates away from home, public from private, work from leisure, explains Offecct’s Design Manager Anders Englund. Besides being comfortable to sit in, the novelty Jacket has a highly pronounced mission.

The architects behind Jacket readily acknowledge that the basic idea behind the chair is not new. At a continental auction house, they spotted a fifties chair with similar pretensions: to serve both as a chair and a jacket, cardigan or suit jacket hanger. Claesson Koivisto Rune has made their interpretation.

– Good design can involve ensuring that clothes do not lose their good shape. But more importantly: Good design involves precisely not being too explicit, emphasises architect Eero Koivisto. Otherwise, the magic is lost. As a designer, you are also not allowed to be too sublime. If you understand the idea of the chair, you will never forget it when you leave the room.

Bio Claesson Koivisto Rune
Founded in Stockholm in 1995 by architects and designers Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune, Claesson Koivisto Rune is Sweden’s internationally most renowned and celebrated architect and design studio. The multidisciplinary studio’s wide range of projects includes buildings, hotels, homes, shops, exhibitions and much more worldwide, as well as interior design commissions of all kinds from world leading brands and producers. Claesson Koivisto Rune has been awarded an array of international prizes and has been featured in hundreds of books and exhibitions, attracting vast global media coverage.

Offecct AB is a entrepreneur- led company with its headquarters and production in Tibro, Sweden. The company was founded in 1990 by Kurt Tingdal (CEO) and Anders Englund (Design Manager). They are both still actively involved in the company. The group has 75 employees and sales of SEK 180 million. The business is run in own premises which have a total area of around 20 000 m 2. The company has showrooms in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Tibro (SE), Oslo (NO), Copenhagen (DK), London (UK), Rotterdam (NL) and Milan (IT). Offecct is since 2017 a part of the Flokk Group – the market leader in the design, development and production of workplace furniture in Europe. Read more on flokk.com


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