At the beginning of their collaboration, the creators, who first met while studying at Stockholm University College of Arts, focused on architecture. However, little by little, Claesson Koivisto Rune become an internationally-acclaimed, multi-disciplinary office with an equal emphasis on both architecture and design. Lighting, textiles, furniture, or even hotels, shops, office and exhibition spaces and homes – all of these are among the areas in which the Swedish studio excels.
Initially, the studio was associated primarily with Nordic minimalism. However, describing the work of Claesson Koivisto Rune today is not that simple. The style of the designers is constantly evolving, as they themselves claim "without a clear direction". Nevertheless, their work is consistent, with influences of such architecture and design giants as Arne Jacobsen or Alvar Aalto.
Claesson Koivisto Rune was the first Swedish architectural company to exhibit at the Venice Biennale in 2004. It holds many prestigious awards as well.
Find out more about the Claesson Koivisto Rune at claessonkoivistorune.se.