Smaller Objects was started by architects Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune, of Claesson Koivisto Rune, to bring useful, design-forward objects for the home to the public. With their revenue model, Smaller Objects makes it easier for smaller designers to get their items distributed at affordable prices. This season, they tapped the shoulders of several new designers to add to their 2017 collection.
Jin Kuramoto examines the differences between a bowl and a basket, and created one object, the Basket Bowl, that serves the function of both.
Joe Doucet designed the Bowl-Bowl, two solid copper bowls that fit together and can be utilized in many ways. It also is designed to withstand time and gain a beautiful patina as it ages.
A butter knife that stands out with sculptural beauty, but it’s also ergonomic. Shane Schneck created Butero out of wood, which perfectly spreads butter without slipping.
Jean-Marie Massaud added to the textile collection. He created Grand Pix Pillow, a magnified version of the pixels that images are made of.
The Prisma Pillow was originally designed by architect Sven Markelius for the ”Signerad Textil” collection for NK Textilkammare in 1954. Dozens of years later, Smaller Objects obtained the last production stock of Prisma and turned them into these classic pillows.
One of James Irvine’s first designs that was never put into production, was also added to this collection. Luman is a reversible candlestick that can hold up to three candles, depending on how “acrobatic” it feels.
Luca Nichetto made the Vaso Carafe, which gives nod to his two homes—Venice and Stockholm. The carafe has a distinct Swedish modernist shape, while utilizing the fine glass making techniques of Murano.
Claesson Koivisto Rune themselves also added new objects to their collection.
The Chromatic Pillows are textiles that are inspired by the chromatic musical scale. Two colors play and dance together, acting as a spectrum or blending together to create one, shimmering color.
Biru is a superellipse and supercircle shaped bottle opener that rests perfectly in one’s palm.
Dot, a simple doorstop with an unexpected shape—a circle. One that never goes out of style.
Face Alu is a set of three wall hooks or cabinet knobs, each slightly different from each other. These sculptural pieces look like objet d’art but are completely functional.
Insalata is a set of salad servers that were inspired by a Japanese fan that’s made of paper and bamboo. They redesigned these salad servers to have a better grip on the salad and hold more.
The New Eve bracelet is an edgy, structural bracelet made of extruded aluminum. It has a unique, geometrical shape and is hand polished to be extra shiny.
Pesto goes back to a basic mortar and pestle that’s solid, but also looks good as art for your home.
Finally, the Saddler’s Sleeve are a collection of clean, minimal leather covers for laptops, credit cards, or passports. They’re made of the highest quality, full grain, vegetable tanned leather to ensure its beauty, protectiveness and durability.
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