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Stockholm 2014: all of the solid wood furniture in Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune's collection for Japanese brand Matsuso T has five sides (+ slideshow).

Five wooden furniture by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Matsuso T

Rounded pentagons feature in all of the designs from Claesson Koivisto Rune's Five range for Matsuso T, a new brand curated by Japanese designer Jin Kuramoto.

Five wooden furniture by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Matsuso T

"We live in a world of five elements that we experience through our five senses," said the studio's cofounder Mårten Claesson. "Five is gently odd. Five is not too many. Five is beautiful."

Five wooden furniture by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Matsuso T

The maple wood collection includes an armchair, a stool, dining and coffee tables, a coat stand, a clothes rail and a bench, each with softened corners.

Five wooden furniture by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Matsuso T

"We developed a shape that combines a circle with a pentagon," Claesson explained. "The chair, the table, the clothes rail and the other members of the Five family all share this iconic shape."

Five wooden furniture by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Matsuso T

Legs equally spaced at the corners of table tops and seats are denoted by indentations on the surfaces.

Five wooden furniture by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Matsuso T

Some items are available with sections or just the dents coloured red. The chairs also come entirely in the same bright shade.

Five wooden furniture by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Matsuso T

The chairs still have four legs, two of which are angled to meet the ends of the curved element that forms the arms and back. A fifth vertical strut is used to brace this piece in the centre.

Five wooden furniture by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Matsuso T

One of the legs of a stool is extended through the seat to form a coat stand, with angled branches attached to the pole for storing garments.

Five wooden furniture by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Matsuso T

A clothes rail is formed from a simple wooden beam with ends that gently point upward, which hangs from the ceiling on thin red strings.

Five wooden furniture by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Matsuso T

The Five range will be unveiled at the Stockholm Furniture and Lighting Fair, which opens on 4 February as part of Stockholm Design Week.

Five wooden furniture by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Matsuso T

Claesson Koivisto Rune is also presenting a modular table with plug sockets within the structure in Stockholm next week.

Photographs are by Takumi Ota.

  • maria

    A bit boring, a bit stolen…

  • Andy

    Pentagonal furniture! WoW! Can’t wait for the dodecahedron shaped one!