Unique Standard by Folkform

Stockholm Design Week: Swedish designers Folkform have launched a furniture range that combines luxury materials such as Carrara marble and vintage leather with cheap imitation products such as laminate and fake leather.

Called Unique Standard, the range consists of a leather/fake leather bench (top image), a cabinet finished in Carrara marble and Carrara-effect laminate (above), and further cabinets that combine granite and laminate and Masonit and birch.

The following text and the captions are from Folkform:

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Unique Standard - “New interpretations of today´s standard materials”

The new collection Unique Standard, questions our perception of various materials. What happens when we combine the original material with surfaces that try to imitate its appearance?

Above: Masonit Chest with 18 drawers. Materials: Masonit hardboard, birch wood
Above: Masonit Chest with 18 drawers. Materials: Masonit hardboard, birch wood

Above and below: Leather Bench. Materials: leather, synthetic leather (original leather from Danish designer Arne Jacobsen's “Swan Chair” in combination with “synthetic leather imitation” and patterns often used in car seats)

Below: Marble Laminate Cabinet. Materials: Carrara marble, marble laminate

Below: MDF Display Case. Materials: MDF, granite