Winning desk


It took 1,000 hours to develop. And now the meeting table Modulor has received the finest award in the business.

Down through the years, the Swedish design trio Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune have designed everything from enormous art galleries in Japan to small ingenious storage tins made of brass. However, regardless of size and assignment, there is a common strand of DNA running right through their entire production - the search for the perfect line, that one crucial detail that transforms an everyday object into a beautiful little masterpiece.  The Modulor meeting table for Skandiform, which is one of Kinnarps' product brands, is a shining instance of this and has now also very deservedly been awarded the design world's finest prize of all - Red Dot: Best of the Best. The inspiration behind the meeting table stems from the greatest of them all - the French architect Le Corbusier.

“He developed his own system of measurement which he called Modulor. The system was based on the human body's dimensions and the aim was to create a tool for good design and architecture,” says the design trio.

Le Corbusier would surely have appreciated the fact that Modulor can be resized to almost any shape. As is always the case with Claesson Koivisto Rune, their strength is in the ingenious details. The trio estimate that they have worked over 1,000 hours developing the design.