Claesson Koivisto Rune is not only a fabulous Swedish design firm, but their practice extends into furniture, light fixtures, kitchen appliances and even jewelry. Instead of designing a space and giving it over to an interior designer, CKR will furnish the space with the same thoughtfulness and attention as they put into the architecture, creating a wonderful dialogue between the two.
Lesson for Today: For a few of the concept mentioned above, see the captions above the images below.
Project: Apartment With Sauna
The pictures on the left align with the door openings creating a line that reflects the windows to the right. The long table and carpet help emphasize the length of the room.
The floating credenza is accentuated by a subtle reveal in the wall that turns the corner.
The large round light fixture acts as a focal point in the room and contrasts the square shapes throughout the rest of the decor.
Project: Loft Apartment With Spa
The bed frame reflects the tie beams in the ceiling and the hard lines in the space act like lines on a white page.
The glass table and wire-frame chairs are meant to reflect the glass curtain wall beyond.
In this image, the large couches to the right are having a dialogue with the large dark fireplace and the wooden chairs reflect the wood seen elsewhere in the architecture.
Project: The Designers Home
The same wooden right angle can be seen in both the chair and the shelf beyond.