Designer & Co-owner of Claesson Koivisto Rune
Mårten Claesson was born in 1970 in Lidingö, Sweden. After studying at the Vasa Technical College in Stockholm in the department of Construction Engineering and at the Parsons School of Design in New York in the departments of Architecture and Product Design, he graduated in 1994 with an MFA degree from Konstfack, the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm. He is co-founder of the Swedish design partnership “Claesson Koivisto Rune”, which is multidisciplinary in the classic Scandinavian way and pursues the practice of both architecture and design. Mårten Claesson is also a writer and lecturer in the field of architecture and design.
”Claesson Koivisto Rune is a prime example of the power of contemporary design. Architecture and design are not only one profession, but they also lose the scale difference that allowed them to be kept separate.”
(Paola Antonelli, Curator of Architecture and Design, MoMA Museum of Modern Art, New York, from the book “Claesson Koivisto Rune Architecture/Design”, Birkhäuser, Basel)