Skram are an anachronism but reject the idea of obsolescence, the idea that the life of an object is limited either by aesthetics or structural resilience.
Skram are instead committed to a deeper interpretation of sustainability, one that emphasizes minimalism over excess, innovation in process and in design, and attentiveness to the consequences that their production has on our community and the natural world.
Their products are a distillation of the essential. They are a spare negotiation of beauty, utility and durability. With each object, we embark on a measured refinement to find its core, which is then expressed through a graceful coalescence of form, line, proportion and materiality.
Skram seek perfect imperfection. By this they mean that we strive for the highest level of craftsmanship while embracing the subtle imperfections that imbue an object with character, particularly with regards to timber.
To this, they add other natural materials such as metal, hardwood veneer, leather and stone, blending traditional techniques with innovative fabrication processes to balance machined precision with the maker’s hand.
Skram are based in the Piedmont region of North Carolina since 2001, their hope is that by creating pieces of such enduring value, they can encourage others to examine their choices about the objects with which they surround themselves, and choose quality and durability over trends of fashion and disposability.