Furniture brand Ford Standard's collection 'Qualities of Material' was inspired by the possibilities that its natural materials are capable of -- reimagining traditional crafting techniques in order to create unique contemporary pieces.
The company uses materials such as stone, wood and leather to do this, leaving the natural characteristics of each exposed while shaping them in a fresh new way. The Qualities of Material collection includes a storage closet that features doors that look like industrial crates, a bench and table set with geometric detailing, a sharply shaped chair that uses a single piece of wood for an intriguing back support and a coffee table with three-legged support. By leaving the materials used in the pieces exposed, Ford Standard celebrates the possibilities granted by it while complementing the collection with its natural designs.
Ford Standard Explored the Possibilities Its Components Allow for
1. Experimental-material Furniture - Exploring the use of natural materials in furniture design, highlighting the potential for unique contemporary pieces.
2. Reimagined Crafting Techniques - Revitalizing traditional crafting methods by incorporating fresh approaches and materials, resulting in innovative furniture designs.
3. Exposed Material Aesthetics - Showcasing the natural characteristics of materials like stone, wood, and leather in furniture, creating visually captivating and authentic pieces.
1. Furniture Manufacturing - Opportunities exist for furniture manufacturers to experiment with natural materials and innovative design techniques to create unique and visually appealing products.
2. Interior Design - Interior designers can incorporate experimental-material furniture into their projects, offering clients distinctive and contemporary design options.
3. Craftsmanship and Artisanal Trades - Artisans and craftsmen can explore reimagined crafting techniques to produce one-of-a-kind furniture pieces that showcase the beauty and potential of natural materials.