New furniture at Röhsska museum
September 3, 2012
We would like to introduce a chair that is part of the permanent collection of a museum – before it has even been shown! The chair is called Röhsska, designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune, produced by Swedese, and is being sold in aid of Sweden’s only design museum.
It generally takes many years, a great number of trade fairs and a wealth of magazine and newspaper articles and awards before a piece of furniture is considered important enough to warrant a place in a museum.
But there are exceptions.
This autumn Swedese has the great honour of introducing a chair that is included in the permanent collection of a design museum – before it has even been shown.
The chair Röhsska is also the most predominant furniture item in the museum’s recently refurbished Röhsska café. The chair has been designed exclusively for Röhsska museum by the internationally renowned designer trio Claesson Koivisto Rune and is manufactured by Swedese. The chair Röhsska is part of Swedese's collection and for every chair sold we are donating 50 kronor to the Swedese Foundation, which will promote the quality and competence of the design museum.
The Röhsska museum opened to the general public in 1916 and is Sweden’s only museum for fashion, design and handicrafts. The opening of the newly renovated Röhsska café, that has also been furnished with the Swedese table Bespoke designed by Roger Persson, is a start to Röhsska’s centennial celebrations.
The chair will have a special detail, only at Röhsska, and we can reveal that this is not in any way an addition. On the contrary, here each chair will have 2 holes, placed at random, to symbolize the letter Ö in Röhsska (just like the museum’s logotype). Swedese has donated 10 signed, unique Ö-hole chairs which will be sold for 10,000 kronor each, the entire sum of which goes to the Swedese Foundation and thus forms the first contribution.