Röhsska Chair by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Swedese

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Described by its designers as ‘the chair [we’ve designed, so far] that has given us the greatest satisfaction’, ’Röhsska’ was unveiled earlier last week in Gothenburg as the latest collaborative project between the renowned design studio Claesson Koivisto Rune, manufacturer Swedese and the Röhsska Museum of Design and Decorative Arts. Made entirely out of wood and manufactured in Sweden, the chair will be officially launched to the international public next week during London Design Festival 2012.

‘The Röhsska Museum of Design and Decorative Arts in Gothenburg opened to the general public in 1916 and is Sweden’s only museum for design, fashion and handicrafts. The opening of the newly renovated Röhsska café is a start of Röhsska’s centennial celebrations. Claesson Koivisto Rune designed the new chair for the museum’s café.

‘The Röhsska chair is now part of Swedese’s collection and for every chair sold Swedese is donating 50 kronor to the purposely-formed Swedese Foundation, which will promote the quality and competence of the design museum. The chairs at Röhsska have a special detail that does not appear in the line production. Each chair has two holes, placed at random, taken from the museum’s logo. (Symbolising the Swedish letter Ö in Röhsska.) In addition, Swedese have 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 and thus forms its first contribution.’

Source : claessonkoivistorune.se, designmuseum.se

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