claesson koivisto rune: wicker lamps for made in mimbre at asplundall images courtesy claesson koivisto rune

 

 

in 2011, the andes house participated in our stockholm designboom mart where they presented their wicker lamp collection that they self produced for their lighting and furniture lined made in mimbre. swedish design trio claesson koivisto rune stopped by our international exhibition and purchased one of the lighting pieces from the chilean design group. now, two years later, things have come full circle, and CKR have realized three wicker lighting pieces: ‘medusa’, ‘chinita’ and ‘bellota’, for made in mimbre, which will be presented at asplund during the 2014 stockholm furniture fair from february 4th to 15th, 2014.

 

claesson koivisto rune: wicker lamps for made in mimbre‘bellota’ suspended lamps

 

 

the bellota suspended lamps are two, separate volumes combined to make a whole. in keeping with the nature theme, the ‘bellota’ design draws reference from the distinctive form of the acorn, where each overlapping section can be seen to partially ‘cover’ the other.

 

 

claesson koivisto rune: wicker lamps for made in mimbre

‘medusa’ standing lamps

 

 

the ‘medusa’ lamps, with their oval-shaped lampshades, appear to balance on numerous thin, spindly supports. rather than trimming the excess lengths of wicker, as is usually done, we have kept them and hidden three, thin metal legs amongst them. the resulting designs reminded us of jellyfish, floating, with their many trailing tendrils.

 

 

claesson koivisto rune: wicker lamps for made in mimbre

excess wicker construction

 

 

claesson koivisto rune: wicker lamps for made in mimbre‘chinita’ sitting lamps

 

 

almost as if they have been nipped and then pulled, four ‘feet’ appear to have been stretched from the bottom edge of the ‘chinita’ lamps. the formal gestures result in a series of floor lights with creature-like character like small, friendly bugs.

 

 

claesson koivisto rune: wicker lamps for made in mimbre

wicker detail

 

 

claesson koivisto rune: wicker lamps for made in mimbre

the wicker lamp collection illuminating at night

 

 

claesson koivisto rune: wicker lamps for made in mimbre

original design sketches