January, 2013

Claesson Koivisto Rune + Mjölk exhibition

January 27th, 2013


On Wednesday night we hosted an exhibition for Claesson Koivisto Rune. We are so honored to be presenting their first retrospective in Canada, and debuting “CEREMONY”, the serving set designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune and produced by Mjolk with the expertise of local artisans Alissa Coe, Scott Eunson, and Adrian Kuzyk.

It was such a pleasure to be able to spend time with such a brilliant firm, whose personalities are as equally warm and charming as their work. For those who didn’t have the opportunity to visit the exhibition during the opening night, the show will continue in its full installation until January 31st, and after that a stripped down version of the exhibition will continue until February 8th.

CEREMONY set: trays in pure brass, copper, and blackened steel reversible with Canadian hard maple serving/cutting side. Pitcher: unglazed white porcelain exterior with glazed interior, and bowl / lid in Canadian hard maple.

As our exhibition coincided with Toronto Design Week the Ceremony set won “Best in show – Best new product” from Toronto Design Offsite, as well as a “Designlines Loves tag”.


Ceremony with maple serving side up – underside in raw brass.


The front half of the store was emptied to make room for the full installation. Every work you see is designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune.


The Kami table for Discipline in black, paired with 6 Röhsska chairs for Swedese in white oak.



The Unit cabinet for Asplund, and three Spin poufs for Tacchini.


Zoo table in raw copper for Asplund.


The Vass cabinet for Asplund, W08 Claesson Koivisto Rune task light for Wastberg, Camp clock for DavidDesign, and Sense air purifier for Blueair.


A collection of smaller works on display including the beautiful Rothko trays for Botswana based furniture maker Mabeo.


Teatime tea trolley in ash wood with removable white painted trays for Swedese. The table lamp is called the Baklava lamp for Orsjo.


Monet – A set of sugar candies for the Japanese tea ceremony designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune and made in collaboration with Sfera and a Kyoto based candy maker.


The model of Örsta gallery.


Torus bracelet by DFTS.


Anemone vase for Gallery Pascale.


Press magazine stand for Asplund.


Folded Roof House model.


Tonic glasses for Italesse.



Widlund house model


Basso champagne coaster for Skultuna.


Nest bamboo basket for Sfera.


PO/0018 fruit basket for Cappellini.


Eve bracelet for Gallery Pascale.


Lima sofa for Tacchini, Brasilia coffee table for Swedese, Fluid pendant light for Muuto.



Thank you to everyone who came out to the opening party. So many familiar faces and interesting conversations.


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Some fika cinnamon buns and pastries from the Beaches Bakeshop.




The prettiest sushi from Sushi67.

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Claesson Koivisto Rune

January 11th, 2013

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In anticipation of our exhibition CEREMONY with Claesson Koivisto Rune on Wednesday January 23rd, we’ve put together a collection of images to provide a bit of context for the architect firm in case you weren’t already familiar with their work.

We hope you enjoy!

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Kråkmora Holmar.

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Örsta gallery.

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N0. 5 house.

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Råman house.

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Sfera building, Kyoto.

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Marrakech tile exhibition.

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Dandelion tile.

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Model for Espina De Cruz + residential house.

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Kin Urushi tea light holders

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Monet – Japanese candies


Brasilia coffee table with Boxplay sofas.

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Spin poufs


Vass cabinet and Press magazine holder.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone on the 23rd! All three founding members of Claesson Koivisto Rune will be attendance, so please drop in and say hello.

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Our bedroom this morning

January 8th, 2013


Hello everyone, I hope you all had a nice weekend.

We get some nice light in our bedroom, so I thought I would take a couple of snaps to share it with you this morning. When we first moved into our home, the upstairs kitchen and living room still were being renovated, so our bedroom became our sanctuary and we kept it nice and tidy while the rest of the rooms were filled with boxes or being worked on.

We’ve developed such a connection to this room that we find ourselves having lunch or a spot of coffee here like we did those first few weeks of moving in.

We lovingly refer to this floor as our apartment. A habit I don’t think we will ever shake.


Rough linen sheets, and Pia Wallen Crux blanket.


A permanent fixture in our bedroom – Isha.


My brother gave me this beautiful Hinoki cedar wood aroma diffuser. It makes our room smell like a Japanese spa. The other little objects are glass paper weights by Tsuji Kazumi.


A set of bowls by our friend Renaud the potter (Atelier Des cent-ans).


Did you know we carry Noguchi lights at Mjölk? We don’t sell them online by request of the manufacturer, but we have some beautiful specimens in our showroom right now. This light we specially ordered for the bedroom because it’s the same one that adorns Mirei Shigemori’s tea house.

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Claesson Koivisto Rune + Mjölk present: CEREMONY

January 4th, 2013


Happy New Year everyone!

We’re very excited to announce our first exhibition of 2013.

Along with a retrospective of Claesson Koivisto Rune’s furniture, design accessories, and architectural models we are debuting a small series of products inspired by The Japanese Tea Ceremony and Swedish Fika coffee culture.

The collaborative work is executed by local Toronto artisans:

Alissa Coe of Coe and Waito

Scott Eunson – sculpture artist and wood worker


Adian Kuzyk – wood artisan.

Please stop by to see the exhibition and meet our guests of honour:
Mårten Claesson, Eero Koivisto and Ola Rune!

Invitation design by Sali Tabacchi

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