Set of bowls
Designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune
Swedish architects Claesson Koivisto Rune have designed five bowls that differ from each other, but that clearly belong to the same family. Used alone, each one has its own shape, size and specific material — suggesting its area of use. Together they form a unified set, nesting like a set of Russian dolls.
The largest of the bowls, made of stainless steel, makes an elegant fruit bowl. The large bowl in dark-brown melamine is ideal for serving salads or for preparing food. The medium-sized bowl made of ovenproof white-glazed stoneware makes an excellent gratin dish. The small bowl in turned wood can be used as a container for caster sugar or snacks. And the smallest, cone-shaped bowl in green glass is useful as a container for caster sugar or for serving olives. When the bowls are not in use they can be fitted into each other to save space or to provide a highly decorative sculpture for the home.
The metal and melamine bowls are also available separately, in brown light blue and white.
Bowl in stainless steel: Ø 39 cm, H 6.8 cm. Dishwasher safe.
Bowl in melamine: Ø 31 cm, H 6.5 cm. Dishwasher safe.
Bowl in stoneware: Ø 23 cm, H 6.4 cm. Dishwasher safe.
Bowl in oiled, solid ash: Ø 15 cm, H 5.2 cm. Handwash only.
Bowl in green glass: Ø 12 cm, H 5 cm. Dishwasher safe.
Fruit baskets for Cappellini, a video set for Kylie Minogue, textiles for Almedahl, task lamps for Wästbergs, interiors for restaurant Operakällaren and Nobis Hotel in Stockholm, carpets for Asplund, jewellery for Gallery Pascale, not to mention the architecture of the Sfera building in Kyoto. ”Multidisciplinary” seems like a good word to describe Eero Koivisto, Ola Rune and Mårten Claesson, founders of the Stockholm-based office for architecture and design that bears their surnames. Founded in 1995 by the three former classmates from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, the studio quickly gained international acclaim and was the first Swedish architects ever to be exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale. Today the Claesson Koivisto Rune office is located in Stockholm’s Södermalm district with a staff of about twelve.
When asked about their design philosophy the trio answers that their work is not limited by any defined regulations, but that their only focus is to develop, to improve and never to repeat themselves. They try to engage in any exciting projects that turn up, and architecture and design are equally important to them.