North London design store Folklore has launched a collection of products and accessories, which will available all year round in-store and online.
"The Core Collection embodies our belief that ecology and ethics should be integral to good design and thus, everyday life," said Folklore co-founder Danielle Reid. "Each item is selected for its simplicity, durability, craftsmanship and quality. The resulting edit sums up the Folklore brand aesthetic."
The collection comprises a selection of furniture, lighting, homewares, skincare products, bathroom accessories, stationery and tools.
The Ink Stool is made from turned ash. Ink is applied part of the way up the legs, leaving the top of the legs and seat in natural wood. The visible brush strokes and unfinished aesthetic demonstrate the handcrafted ethos that Folklore aims to promote.
The Nicolle Chair is back in production having been originally designed in France in 1933. It is made using traditional spot welding techniques. Chair and stool versions are available in three sizes: 45 centimetres, 60 centimetres and 75 centimetres and in five colours: black, grey, white, red and plain metal.
The Hay seating range includes the 1960s J104 Chair designed by Joergen Baekmark, Poul M. Volther's J110 Windsor Chair and the J77 Chair by Folke Palsson. All are made from solid beech and share the Danish brand's typically restrained aesthetic.
The 154 Table is made to order in a small Parisian workshop especially for Folklore. The standard size is two metres long, 80 centimetres wide and 75 centimetres high, but it can be made to any size. It comes with either a plain or red steel base, and either a steel or reclaimed wood top.
The Clip Lamp's white glazed porcelain shade is hand-cast in France, resulting in slight irregularities that make each one unique. An aluminium clip attaches to the lamp to a shelf.
The Pulp Pendant shades are handmade in Spain, using paper paste from recycled newspaper pulp spread over inflatable balloon-like molds. They come in grey, black or white with a textile cord available in red or black. They are 60 centimetres wide as standard, but can also be made to bespoke sizes on request.
The Pixoss and Trumpet desk lamps are handmade in the Netherlands by design studio M.OSS Design. The base and arm are beech and the shade is cast in clay and finished with an eggshell paint.
The Folklore Stoneware Collection is made using a grey sandstone clay unique to the Burgundy region of France, which has earned a worldwide reputation among potters. Each piece is made by hand in a family workshop that has been operating since 1976. The range consists of teapots, mugs, bowls, jugs and dinner, side and dessert plates.
Iris Hantverk's artisan brushes are made from natural materials by visually impaired craftsmen who bind each bundle of bristles to the hardwood using a 19th Century Swedish technique.
The collection also includes skincare products by Swedish ceramic and soap workshop L:A Bruket, handmade cotton towels by Khadi, a set of screwdrivers made in London, and notebooks by Midori.
The Core Collection launched at Folklore in April, and will be available year-round – complementing the existing seasonal ranges. Folklore's own brand collection is set to launch in the autumn.
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