Claesson Koivisto Rune launches Smaller Objects homeware

Claesson Koivisto Rune launches Smaller Objects home accessories brand

Stockholm 2015: Stockholm studio Claesson Koivisto Rune has set up a new company that will offer a selection of small household items (+ slideshow).

Smaller Objects by Claesson Koivisto Rune at Stockholm 2015
Bisque tea-light holders

Claesson Koivisto Rune has designed the first collection for its latest venture Smaller Objects, launching during Stockholm Design Week – which begins today.

Marking the 20th anniversary of the studio founded by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune, the new company will provide a platform for the designers to market "the useful everyday objects that we want for ourselves".

Smaller Objects by Claesson Koivisto Rune at Stockholm 2015
Cold Coast soap stone coaster

"When I can't find household items for my home that I want, I start designing," said Mårten Claesson. "This has always been a process of passion for me, like a hobby. I know that I share this passion with other designers and now I want to make it visible and accessible."

Smaller Objects by Claesson Koivisto Rune at Stockholm 2015
Cold Coast soap stone coaster

The initial range includes eight objects for the home, each designed with the studio's minimal aesthetic.

Smaller Objects by Claesson Koivisto Rune at Stockholm 2015
Longboard trays

"Our first collection consists of eight self-evident yet unobtrusive objects that fit within a wide range of contexts," said Eero Koivisto.

Smaller Objects by Claesson Koivisto Rune at Stockholm 2015
Over Easy chopping board

Flat, circular pieces of soap stone are formed into coasters, while a set of three ceramic pots create tea-light holders.

Smaller Objects by Claesson Koivisto Rune at Stockholm 2015
Over Easy chopping board

The Marfa garden torch comprises a thin metal stand topped with a goblet-shaped bowl for containing flames.

Smaller Objects by Claesson Koivisto Rune at Stockholm 2015
Marfa Light garden torch

Wooden items include trays designed to look like longboard decks and a chopping board with edges sliced at angles.

Smaller Objects by Claesson Koivisto Rune at Stockholm 2015
Metropolis pillow

Pillows patterned with aerial views of urban grids, an oval plant pot for growing herbs and a series of house numbers also feature.

Smaller Objects by Claesson Koivisto Rune at Stockholm 2015
Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme herb pot

The brand is set to expand its range with more items from Claesson Koivisto Rune and other designers in the coming months.

Smaller Objects by Claesson Koivisto Rune at Stockholm 2015
Stockholm house numbers

"As for everything we are involved in, we believe in cultivating a long-term perspective," said Ola Rune. "I hope that we will have the opportunity to influence and inspire people to choose well-designed everyday objects that will be cherished until they're passed on or inherited."

Smaller Objects by Claesson Koivisto Rune at Stockholm 2015
Stockholm house numbers

The studio is also presenting a set of huge cone-shaped lamps, side tables assembled from four thin sheets of metal and a modular sofa system with integrated charging points during Stockholm Design Week, which continues until 8 February.

Claesson Koivisto Rune is not the only well known studio launching its own brand this year – last month Italian designer Luca Nichetto launched his Nichetto furniture company at the Maison&Objet trade show in Paris.