Claesson Koivisto Rune was founded in Stockholm in 1995 by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune. It started as – and still is – an architectural office, but since has become multi-disciplinary, which in this case means that product design is also practiced with equal emphasis.
The work has earned numerous awards including “Designer of the Year 2011” (Elle Interiör), “Best Domestic Design 2010” (Wallpaper) and “German Design Award (Gold) 2011” by the Federal Republic of Germany. Claesson Koivisto Rune were also honoured to be the first Swedish architects ever to be exhibited in the international section of the Venice Architecture Biennale (2004).
Completed architectural projects include: Örsta Gallery building in Kumla, Sfera Building culture house in Kyoto and Nobis Hotel Stockholm.
Product designs by Claesson Koivisto Rune are manufactured by international companies such as Tacchini, Asplund, Boffi, Cappellini, David design, Offecct, Paola Lenti, Swedese, Wästberg, among others.
For further information see www.claessonkoivistorune.se
Marrakech Design is a Swedish company specialized in encaustic cement tiles. The tiles are made by hand according to a production process developed in southern France towards the end of the 19th century. Nowadays, however, the world’s major production center for cement tiles is Morocco. The new collection by Claesson Koivisto Rune is all made at a factory just outside of Marrakech.
The company was founded in 2006 by the couple Inga-Lill and PA Ovin. Major markets are Sweden, Norway and Finland but sales have also included shipments to the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, Poland and Denmark.
Recent major projects with cement tiles from Marrakech Design include: Scandic Grand Central Hotel (Stockholm), Köttbaren by star chef Melker Andersson (Stockholm) and all outlets of the family bakery Fabrique (Stockholm).