Röhsska Chair by Claesson Koivisto Rune
by Harry / September 13, 2012
Claesson Koivisto Rune has designed a chair for the centennial celebration of the Swedish Design Museum.


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The Röhsska Museum of Design and Decorative Arts in Gothenburg is Sweden's only museum for design, fashion and handicrafts. Claesson Koivisto Rune designed the new chair for the museum's newly renovated café.

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"The Röhsska chair is perhaps the chair we've designed, so far, that has given us the greatest satisfaction. Of course, it follows a Scandinavian modern tradition of wooden chair design but is, in our minds, distinctly contemporary in shape and proportions. Some 60 years (combined) of our design experience has gone into sculpting this chair", says Mårten Claesson of Claesson Koivisto Rune.

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"Part of the satisfaction has been taking on a design that is stripped from conceptual aspects into strictly being about comfort, tactility and beauty. We feel that it is timeless". The chair is 100% wood and 100% made in Sweden by furniture company, Swedese.

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The chairs at the Röhsska have a special detail that doesn't appear in the production versions. Each chair has two holes, placed at random, taken from the museum's logo. (Symbolizing the Swedish letter Ö in Röhsska.) In addition, Swedese has donated 10 signed, unique 'Ö-hole' chairs which will be sold for 10,000 kronor each, the entire sum of which goes to the Swedese Foundation which will promote the quality and competence of the design museum.

The Röhsska Chair will be premiered at 100% Design London 2012.

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