claesson koivisto rune sculpts caramel side table for OFFECCT
 
claesson koivisto rune sculpts caramel side table for OFFECCT claesson koivisto rune sculpts caramel side table for OFFECCT
jan 26, 2015

claesson koivisto rune sculpts caramel side table for OFFECCT

claesson koivisto rune sculpts caramel side table for OFFECCT
all images courtesy of claesson koivisto rune

 

 

 

within the construction of claesson koivisto rune‘s ‘caramel’ side table for OFFECCT, four thin sheets of metal gracefully balance on top on each other. the result is a furniture piece that provides a temporary workstation in the meeting place for both public and private settings.

claesson koivisto rune caramel side table offecct stockholm furniture fair designboom
the side table in a domestic setting

 

 

 

the project operates as a functional sculpture. mårten claesson of the studio explains that after observing the workplace, they noticed that ‘side tables in an office environment tend to have a typical expression of office furniture.’ in turn, they wanted to ‘break away from that tendency and design a table that could function very well in an office environment as well as in a very sensitive domestic space.’

claesson koivisto rune caramel side table offecct stockholm furniture fair designboom
red and blue versions

 

 

 

the alloy sheets are an exercise in geometry and perception. each component features filleted edges that add to the light aesthetic to minimize the overall solidity. after experimenting with various compositions, the final angles present a playful and colorful body that subtly reflects its surroundings.

claesson koivisto rune caramel side table offecct stockholm furniture fair designboom
the pieces are sculptural

claesson koivisto rune caramel side table offecct stockholm furniture fair designboom
detail of the connections

claesson koivisto rune caramel side table offecct stockholm furniture fair designboom
the alloy sheets are welded together

 claesson koivisto rune caramel side table offecct stockholm furniture fair designboom
orange version

claesson koivisto rune caramel side table offecct stockholm furniture fair designboom 
the paper model

claesson koivisto rune caramel side table offecct stockholm furniture fair designboom
sitting near the paper model

claesson koivisto rune caramel side table offecct stockholm furniture fair designboom
various compositions were sketched

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