The new Bouquet side table is designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune. The table is based on the simple, positive idea of adding a cheerful decorative apostrophe to the room — something to put people in a good mood, while at the same time serving an instrumental purpose.
Inspiration for the table very apparently comes from nature. The bright red flowers are mirrored in the table’s shiny base, as though from a pool of water in the forest. This base also serves a function in giving the table good stability for use in busy public environments.
“Contemporary art lovers may see that an additional source of inspiration comes from Andy Warhol’s flowers, such as in the angle of the stems,” says Eero Koivisto of Claesson Koivisto Rune. “The first ambition with this object is cheering people up, a bit like the work of Swedish designer Stig Lindberg, whom we admire,” Koivisto adds. “It’s decorative, but then you see that it is actually a table with a clear function, to put your laptop or coffee cup on, next to the sofa in a hotel lobby for example. I actually think it’s a rather Scandinavian and minimal object.”
Offecct AB is a Swedish entrepreneur-led company with its headquarters and production in Tibro, Sweden. The company was founded in 1990 by Kurt Tingdal (CEO) and Anders Englund (Design Manager). They are both still actively involved in the company. The Group has 80 employees and had sales of SEK 150 million. Half of sales comprise exports to more than 50 countries. Our business is run in our own premises which have a total area of around 20,000 m2. The company has showrooms in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Tibro (Sweden), Oslo (Norway) and Milan (Italy).