The 'tind' residences draw their name from the norwegian word for 'mountain peak', a conceptual underpinning informed by the remarkable lack of sharp pointed peaks in scandinavian mountain systems. the softened edges of the range, shaved during the last major ice age, lend the landscape a particular beauty that finds its way into the architecture in the form of a truncated, single pitch roof.
The simple plans create a clean, minimalist interior. Lots more images at Designboom
Claesson Koivisto Rune are not just architects, but talented industrial designers as well. Their work is currently on display at Mjölk in Toronto, where I met Eero Koivisto.
Their work includes chairs, like the Rohsska, created for the Swedish Design Museum;
These lamps were made from 100% recycled aluminum for Wastberg;
Eero was at ICFF last year showing off their designs for an air purifier.
This design just won the Red Dot Award.
The Sense, which harnesses radically different design, new technologies and eco-friendly materials, won the enthusiastic support of the 37-member jury of experts charged with selecting the ‘protagonists of a highly developed design culture and design industry’. Blueair’s Sense air purifier was one of just 58 products winning the sought-after ‘red dot: best of the best’, the highest award in the competition with just 1.2% of all entries considered worthy of the prize.
The ‘red dot’ awards, organized annually by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Germany, are considered the world’s most renowned product design competition recognizing outstanding product design and celebrating the team behind the concept.
Two years ago I declared their Durapulp lamp, also designed for Wästberg, to be Best of Show. This is one multi-talented firm.
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