The design is Italian, the rest is production. And in Italy, design companies bear the names of the families that founded the brands. Like Tacchini, created in 1965 by Antonio, when production, too, was almost entirely Italian, and the most poetic and soul-stirring passages in the story of design were written. Naturally in time the children become the heirs, and the new founders, in a rationale of continuous updating and redefinition of the underlying idea, and that is what is actually handed down. Equally naturally, those who frequent the family become a part of it: team members, consultants, suppliers, employees, workers and clients.
The Claesson Koivisto Rune studio was established in 1995 as a multidisciplinary architecture and design workshop, in line with the classic Scandinavian tradition, but with the aim of exploring new concepts, and pursuing the values of simplicity and innovation. The three swedes have created architectural designs throughout the world and in every sector, from homes to restaurants, retail to executive buildings, as well as furniture ranges for numerous major international firms.