The Swedish trio Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune established their architect and design company Claesson Koivisto Rune in 1995. The trio has designed private homes, offices, restaurants and exhibitions for many well known companies in Europe, Asia and America. The furniture and product designs of Claesson Koivisto Rune are manufactured by over 30 international companies. They have also worked on a large number of buildings in Sweden and elsewhere.
Asplund is a Swedish design company who sees furniture as objects of art. Asplund was founded in 1990 by Michael Asplund, originally an art dealer, and his brother Thomas Asplund, a former banker. Their contrasting backgrounds brought fresh attitude and ideas to the Swedish design scene. Besides design and production, the brothers run the Stockholm-based Asplund Gallery, which has become a lively arena for contemporary Swedish design. Besides Swedish designers, Asplund has collaborated with various international designers including Tom Dixon, Jasper Morrison and Marc Newson. Despite its innovative and international approach, Asplund also believes in traditions and the quality of local production; the majority of its collections are still manufactured in Sweden. This brand has collaborated with: Claesson Koivisto Rune, Thomas Sandell, Broberg & Ridderstråle, Jonas Bohlin, Thomas Eriksson, Anya Sebton, Eva Lilja Löwenhielm