The emphasis of the Museum’s Design Year summer exhibition is on the architect’s working process, showing in general how a creative process can operate and in particular the working methods of the Claesson Koivisto Rune practice. A large number of models, together representing 85 different projects, will be on view, ranging from rough mock-ups to presentation models and finished prototypes.
Claesson Koivisto Rune
Claesson Koivisto Rune, today an internationally recognised practice, was formed in 1995 and from the very outset worked on both design and architecture. Its list of projects covers everything from a toothbrush to a 100,000 m2 housing complex in Tokyo.
Claesson Koivisto Rune have always used physical scale models in their architectural and their design projects, both architecture and design.
Claesson Koivisto Rune regard models as “exercises in space, volume and form. Possibilities, rather than representations of an object. A building is an erected idea. A chair is a fabricated idea. But the model is the idea.”
In addition to international distinctions, Claesson Koivisto Rune have received a number of Swedish awards, including Excellent Swedish Design and the Golden Chair.