version 5 rocker by a. jacob marks for skram
A breathtaking addition to Skram’s innovative seating collection, the Version 5 Rocker is a triumph of modern craft. Created by A. Jacob Marks—founder of North Carolina based Skram Furniture Co.—the new Rocker affirms the company’s place at the forefront of American design. The Version 5 Rocker is the culmination of a nine year evolution of Marks-designed lounge chairs. The Rocker exemplifies Marks’ technical mastery as well as the development of a designer venturing further into the realm of curvilinear form: hand-shaped parts bound by seamless mortise-and-tenon joinery create a sinuous, almost muscular presence. In keeping with Skram’s expanding material vocabulary, the new design makes use of saddle leather, in tension for both the seat and back. At once supremely comfortable and jaw-droppingly beautiful, who says you can’t have it all? Says marks, “My designs are typically a negotiation of aesthetics, function, and practicalities; Version 5 is all aesthetics and function. It’s a bit more indulgent. This is a chair for people who appreciate chairs as art.” Version 5 is ergonomically-designed and made-to-order in a variety of standard and custom timber and leather options. It can also be customized to fit varying body types. Signed and dated by the designer, the Rocker is a limited edition item.