Swedese presents a new collection with Claesson Koivisto Rune.
The table Atlas was specially designed in the fall of 2018 for the bar ”Portal” in Stockholm as a part of the bar’s architecture, signed and designed by architect and designer trio Claesson Koivisto Rune. The original tables were produced out of Swedish oak and galvanized steel in order to function both inside and outside. The table was the beginning of this series that now is expanded with stools, benches and tables in different variations as well as coat-hangers. The design is distinctly robust in order to handle harsh treatment and contrasts the slender table-legs with the bent legs reminding of the legs of a dancer.
The collection’s name stems from the district east of Sankt Erik’s Bridge, Atlas, which at the turn of the century was a heavy industry area with large height differences. At the beginning of one of the area’s characteristic staircases lies the newly opened bar “Portal“.
“I believe the curvy form makes Atlas humorous and romantic in all its austerity”, says Eero Koivisto, one of the founders of Claesson Koivisto Rune.
“It reminds me of the 20th century’s Shaker furniture, though highly stylized here”, adds partner Ola Rune.
The design is characterized by the dancing legs that underline the collection’s personality, which also shows in the variation of colours, finishes, materials, sizes and forms. Atlas works well in both home environments as well as public environments and is also suitable for outdoor use.
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