Campo Baeza, Alberto
Menos no es siempre más, ni mucho menos = Less isn't always more, not by any means.
"Claesson Koivisto Rune".
Gustavo Gili, Barcelona, pp. 10-14.
"Think rationally, but cultivate an artistic sensibility" recommended Henry van de Velde in 1903. This is the direction chosen by three young architects, Marten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune, who have their own practice in Stockholm since 1993. Architects, interior designers, furniture designers and teachers, they entered the professional world with Vila Wabi, an elongated box, temporarily set into the Sergel square (Stockholm), designed to house a family of four. Since then, they have designed a big number of shops, showrooms, bars and restaurants, offices and houses mostly in Sweden but also abroad. Despite an international outlook and appeal the practice makes part of an ongoing tradition of Scandinavian design.