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Claesson Koivisto Rune expands Smaller Objects accessories collection

A carafe by Luca Nichetto and a candlestick by the late James Irvine are among the new additions to Claesson Koivisto Rune's range of homeware and accessories, on show as part of Stockholm Design Week.

The Smaller Objects collection, which first launched in 2014, offers designers an alternative to the traditional royalty model. It already featured designs by names including Nendo and Giulio Cappellini.

Swedish architecture studio Claesson Koivisto Rune presented the latest additions to the collection during this year's Stockholm Design Week, which takes place across the city until 12 February.

Also among them is a vase made from Moderno glass by Luca Nichetto, a copper bowl by Joe Doucet and a vase developed by industrial designer James Irvine before his death. Here's an overview of each of them:

Basket Bowl by Jin Kuramoto

Kuramoto got the idea for his Basket Bowl while visiting a heat-press moulding factory. Made from Kvadrat fabric, the basket is designed to store everyday objects, with its soft surface making it suitable for "throwing down" fragile items.

"When I was visiting a heat-press moulding factory I found an insole stashed away in a corner," said the designer. "It fascinated me. And I was taught about its unique production method that integrates the finishing fabrics in the hot metal tool pressing."

Biru bottle opener by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Biru, the Japanese word for beer, was designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune to feature the "superellipse" shape first coined by French mathematician Gabriel Lamé. Made from stainless steel, it is meant to fit comfortably in the palm of the hand.

Bowl Bowl by Joe Doucet

New York designer Joe Doucet has created a copper container, named Bowl Bowl, that splits in half to be used as two individual bowls. As the copper is untreated, it will take on a patina over time.

Butero by Shane Schneck

Typical of a Swedish butter knife, Schneck's Butero design is made from wood. Its flat side means that it can be laid on the table without the blade touching the surface.

Chromatic pillows by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Claesson Koivisto Rune has expanded its pillow collection, with a series of designs based on the chromatic musical scale. The colours on each pillow fade in and out of one another, and change depending on the viewing angle.

Dot doorstopper by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Dot is a simple circle-shaped doorstopper made from oak. It was designed by the architecture studio as a tidier take on typical wedge stoppers.

Face Alu door knobs by Claesson Koivisto Rune

Face is a set of three differently shaped fixed cabinet knobs or wall hooks. The Face knobs were originally produced in brass by famous Swedish manufacturer Skultuna, but now come in aluminium exclusively for Smaller Objects.

Grand Pix pillow by Jean-Marie Massaud

Jean-Marie's Grand Pix pillow, originally designed in 2007, is based on a blown-up interpretation of the pixels that make up digital images. The pattern is now discontinued, but the pillows are available through an exclusive fabric stock obtained by Smaller Objects.

Insalata by Claesson Koivisto Rune

A Japanese fan made from paper and bamboo provided the inspiration for this set of wooden salad servers, one of which features small holes to allow dressing to drip through.

Luman by James Irvine

Iconic industrial designer James Irvine, who passed away in 2013, designed the Luman candlestick before his death, but it never went into production. It can hold up to three candles, and features a body-like shape with stretched-out arms and legs.

New Eve by Claesson Koivisto Rune

The New Eve bracelet is formed of extruded aluminium with a geometric design. The bracelet was first introduced in an anodised version by Stockholm design gallery Galerie Pascale in 2008.

Pesto by Claesson Koivisto Rune

This mortar and pestle is made by craftsmen in the ancient city of Altamura, Italy. The mortar is designed to stand firmly on the countertop without it falling over.

Prisma pillow by Sven Markelius

Architect Sven Markelius first designed this fabric for NK Textilkammare in 1954. While it was a printed curtain fabric at the time, it features in the Smaller Objects collection as a cushion cover.

Saddler's Sleeve by Claesson Koivisto Rune

The Saddler's Sleeves are protective covers for credit cards, passports and MacBook laptops. Each is made from vegetable-tanned leather at the Tärnsjö Garveri tannery in Sweden.

Vaso carafe by Luca Nichetto

Luca Nichetto looked to his birthplace of Murano when designing this carafe, which can also be used as a vase. Although its shape is inspired by Swedish modernist water tower, the glass is made by Murano craftsmen.