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Folkform’s Masonite:Memoriam Cabinets Are Made From Generations of Reclaimed Masonite

Posted By Katie Treggiden On October 1, 2012 @ 4:20 pm In green furniture,green Interiors,Green Products,London Design Week,Recycled Materials | No Comments

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Folkform [2] has created a colorful line of limited edition cabinets that combine Masonite produced in 1929 (when hardboard was first produced on a large scale) with the final few sheets produced by Sweden’s last Masonite manufacturer in 2011 (before the machines were shipped off to Thailand). Dubbed Masonite:Memoriam [3], the collection designed exclusively for Swedish brand Svenskt Tenn [4] captures both the newness and the oldness of this material.


Folkform, Skandium, Brompton Design District, London Design Festival, LDF12, eco design, green design, sustainable design [5]

The cabinets are currently showcased by Skandium [6] in the Brompton Design District [7] as part of London Design Festival [8]. The collection challenges our pre-conceptions of what we consider to be valuable – in the 1900s, Masonite was a symbol for the belief in progress. “We’re interested in the hierarchies that we bestow on materials.” says Anna Holmquist, one half of Stockholm-based design studio Folkform [2], which she owns and runs with Chandra Ahlsell.

+ Folkform [2]


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/folkforms-masonitememoriam-cabinets-are-made-from-generations-of-reclaimed-masonite/folkform_07/

[2] Folkform: http://folkform.se/

[3] Masonite:Memoriam: http://folkform.se/collections/masonitememoriam/

[4] Svenskt Tenn: http://www.svenskttenn.se/

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/folkforms-masonitememoriam-cabinets-are-made-from-generations-of-reclaimed-masonite/folkform_03/

[6] Skandium: http://www.skandium.com/

[7] Brompton Design District: http://inhabitat.com/tag/brompton-design-district/

[8] London Design Festival: http://inhabitat.com/london-design-week

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