Claesson Koivisto Rune at Faciem, Tokyo

The resulting artworks display traces of buildings and working scenarios

January 2018
Presented during the Designart Festival in Tokyo 2017, the exhibition Faciem - In search of the essence of the grid, saw Swedish studio Claesson Koivisto Rune select and interpret what it considers to be the 12 best skyscraper facades. Twelve signed and framed artworks were shown at Gallery 360°, abstracting them into something other than architecture. The resulting artworks display traces of buildings and working scenarios, but removed from their width-height proportion; removed from detail, removed from reality.
Claesson Koivisto Rune
Claesson Koivisto Rune is a Swedish architectural partnership, founded in Stockholm, in 1995, by Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune. It started as an architectural firm, but has since become an internationally-acclaimed, multi-disciplinary office with an equal emphasis on both architecture and design. Project categories include buildings, hotels, homes, shops, offices, exhibitions, kitchens, sanitary ware, tableware, glassware, furniture, textiles, tiles, lighting, electronics, candy and even a trophy (the Swedish TV-prize Kristallen).

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Claesson Koivisto Rune
Claesson Koivisto Rune
Claesson Koivisto Rune