Saturday, 27 February 2010

Check In

(Image via Hotel Skeppsholmen)

Really close to Arkitekturmuseet you will find Hotel Skeppsholmen. Hotel Skeppsholmen has had an interesting history since being built in 1699. Originally built to house the Royal Marines its uses included a hospice for poor people infected with the plague, administrative offices and now as an exclusive design hotel. Claesson Koivisto Rune and architects Peter Erséus & Gunhild Skoog Jägbeck are responsible for the renovations and to coincide with Stockholm Design week CKR had an exhibition of their smaller objects in the hotel.

I really like Claesson Koivisto Rune's work, especially their use of form and colour, and it was really interesting to see a lot of their work together in one place. Most of the objects on display were table top items, with some new projects such as their candleholders "Bearing" for Phase and "Kin" for Skultuna making their first appearance.