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:
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 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