Four thin sheets of metal appear to be gracefully balancing on top of each other. Together they form the highly functional and sculptural side table Caramel, a temporary workstation in a meeting place and a striking object that pleases both the public and the private spheres.
Caramel is a functional side table with a sculptural shape. Side tables in an office environment tend to have a typical expression of office furniture. We wanted to break away from that tendency and design a table that could function very well in an office environment as well as in a very sensitive domestic space, explains Mårten Claesson.
The metal sheets that form Caramel, is an exercise in geometry and perception. We have played with one shape, set in different angles that together create a very playful body. The structure invokes curiosity both when using it up close as well as seeing it from afar, describes Eero Koivisto.
Claesson Koivisto Rune is an internationally acclaimed Swedish architect and design studio and was founded by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune in 1995. Amongst more than 60 awards, they have received Designer of the Year twice in Italy, by Elle Décor in 2014 and 2011, Red Dot Design Award – Best of the Best 2014, making them the first office to hold a Red Dot in five different product categories.
They are the first Swedish architects ever to have exhibited in the international section of the Venice Architecture Biennale, 2004.They design for more than 80 international companies including Arflex, Boffi, Cappellini, Fontana Arte, Kasthall, Living Divani, Paola Lenti, and Wästberg. To date, 12 books have been published about their work.Claesson Koivisto Rune