Skyline provides an interesting geometric pattern of the light and the brass is untreated to allow it to age over time, a beautiful oxidized surface is to look forward to.
“We saw it as abstract satellite cities floating above the dinner table, and called the first models Farsta and Husby” (two suburbs close to Stockholm) says Anna Holmquist, who together with Chandra Ahlsell, forms the design duo Folkform. Three different models were designed. All of them inspired by the architecture in Sweden synonymous to the 1960’s and 1970’s. At that time a lot of focus was put on many of the suburbs close to the bigger cities. Suburbs that today are seen by many as areas of disrepair.
Most designers turn their nose up at chipboard, synthetic leather and fake marble. But Stockholm-based industrial design duo Folkform like to challenge our pre-conceptions of what we consider valuable.
Örsjö like to say that objects created by hand leave a certain indescribable sense of human touch and warmth—a link between the user and the creator that is often lost in industrial production. For that reason, the work of the hand is very important to us. Örsjö use local craftsmen for our entire product range. They weld, solder, bend, polish, paint, assemble, blow glass and carve leather in their factory or at their friends’ workshops in the region.