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simplicity is the ultimate sophistication | da vinci

established 2001 in north carolina, u.s.a.

A deeper interpretation of sustainability.

Skram minimizes waste and the use of harmful chemicals, and uses responsibly harvested materials. Beyond these practices, skram is committed to an approach that rejects built-in obsolescence and argues for the creation of objects of lasting beauty, crafted with care, and intended for a lifetime of use. Conservation and recycling are mainstays of the environmental movement, and the company is dedicated to such practices. But, in an era when trends of fashion and shoddy construction make quick biodegradability necessary, Skram is something of an anachronism—a company that believes that quality is more than a slogan, and that innovative design paired with meticulous workmanship and authentic materials yields objects of enduring value.

Traditional techniques and modern technologies.

The area where Skram is located, the Piedmont region of North Carolina, has for decades been a hub of furniture manufacturing. In recent years, thousands have lost jobs as furniture companies and ancillary firms closed or relocated overseas. Skram’s rise in the midst of this decline is no accident—it is the result of a model of manufacturing that achieves sustainable growth through the creation of objects of enduring value and sound design. Skram’s approach to manufacturing is rooted in the belief that the objects produced by a society are a reflection of the character of that society. The company promotes an interpretation of sustainability that shapes both what is produced and the mode of production. Thus, Skram furniture merges cutting edge technology with traditional fabrication techniques, bringing the artisan back to the factory and producing objects on a scale that permits the fulfillment of volume orders without sacrificing the attention to detail expected by a discerning clientele. Quality, durability, restraint, utility—Skram furniture is a reflection of these resurgent American ideals. Leading by example, the company embodies an ethic that merges innovative, useful design and an encompassing view of sustainability.

Skram exists for those who value innovative design, honest materials, and uncommon workmanship.


FDE | fade lounger

PS4 | piedmont #2 stool

SDB | saddlestool—counter

PS1/PS2/PS3 | piedmont #1 stool

CKD | corkdrop

PS4/PS5/PS6/PS7 | piedmont #2 stool—counter/bar

L01 | lineground SDA | saddlestool armchair

P3C/P3B | piedmont #3 stool—counter/bar

P3D | piedmont #3 chair + ancho (dog)


W26 | wishbone drawer desk

W27 | wishbone drawer desk

W21 | wishbone slab top desk

L05 | lineground 2-drawer side table/nightstand #1

DP5 | drop series coffee table

DP1/DP2/DP3 | drop series side tables

DP1/DP2/DP3 | drop series side tables

P35 | piedmont conference/dining table

P91 | piedmont cafe table—counter

L32 | lineground 2-drawer console/entry table

L03 | lineground round dining table

L03 | lineground round dining table


L27 | lineground 6-drawer horizontal bureau

L29 | lineground lowdown media unit

L22 | lineground 3-drawer horizontal bureau

L20 | lineground sideboard

L20 | lineground sideboard—custom

W56 | wishbone shelving

W51 | wishbone credenza

mirrors and accessories

L81 | lineground round mirror/entry shelf

CB1/CB2 | corkbowl

CBX-SM | corkbox—small

CBX-LG | corkbox—large

designed by a. jacob marks.

Recently named one of the top 50 young designers of the Americas (Young Designers: Americas, Daab), A. Jacob Marks’ work is rooted in a philosophy that argues for the inextricability of good design and fine workmanship. As principal and lead designer for U.S.A. based Skram Furniture Company, Marks’ designs for Skram exhibit uncompromising technical mastery, a distinctive austerity and warmth, and a timeless quality reinforced by the utilization of natural materials. Distinguished for his organic, hand-shaped seating, and spare, rectilinear casegoods and tables — unique in their negotiation of proportion, line and visual weight — Marks’ designs for Skram have garnered international praise and been showcased in a range of residential and commercial spaces throughout the world.

for additional information or to view the entire range:

skram furniture company | 234 west trade street | burlington, north carolina 27217 336 222 6622 |

Skram Furniture Co. Product Catalog 2013  

Abridged catalog featuring new work from Skram