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March 29, 2013
Designers Frederik Färg and Emma Blanche, pictured here, founded Studio Färg & Blanche in 2010 after working independently for several years. The Stockholm-based firm designs and produces their own furniture as well as working with furniture and lighting companies such as Gärsnäs, Materia, David Design, and Zero.
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The duo's F-A-B chair series is "based on the idea of the chair acting as a body," say the designers. "The chair can be used nude and bare, but also reveals a whole new personality when dressed in something a little bit more extravagant." Customers can choose from a selection of different garments for their chair, from a simple leather back to an intricate quilted pattern.
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Here's an example of how the simple chair is completely transformed with a wing-like covering made from puffy stitched leather.
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The F-A-B collection premieres in Milan as part of the "New Makers and Doers" exhibition in Superstudio Piú, part of the Swedish Pavilion.
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Designers Frederik Färg and Emma Blanche, pictured here, founded Studio Färg & Blanche in 2010 after working independently for several years. The Stockholm-based firm designs and produces their own furniture as well as working with furniture and lighting companies such as Gärsnäs, Materia, David Design, and Zero.

When we last checked in with the young Swedish designer Fredrik Färg, as part of our New Guard roundup in 2012, he had recently launched Studio Färg & Blanche with the French-Swedish designer Emma Marga Blanche. We characterized him as "inspired by art, passionate about fashion, and driven to experiment." Or, as he put it in his own words: "For me, designing is about learning how to make things by making mistakes and breaking rules." Fast forward a year, and Färg and Blanche are seeing great success with their innovative interpretations of common household furnishings like lights and chairs. Next month, they'll be participating in three exhibitions during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan. Here, a peek at what's new from their studio.

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