Leica X2 Edition Fedrigoni: The Paper Skin
by Diane Lindquist on 03/18/2014 | 7 Minute Read
Geometry Global Frankfurt introduces the limited edition Leica X2 Edition Fedrigoni, The Paper Skin. The Leica X2 Edition "Fedrigoni" has been produced as a limited series of 25 cameras. It is the first Leica camera clad in a "paper skin" and wrapped in 15 quality designer papers.
The shimmering, pearlescent Fedrigoni paper "Constellation Jade" replaces the traditional leather trim of the camera and becomes a part of the product. This means the paper had to satisfy the incredibly high quality demands that Leica Camera places on its materials: In a 16-stage test process, "Constellation Jade" successfully withstood a barrage of tests, including rapid and slow temperature changes from −40 to +70 °C, exposure to acetone and 400 wear intervals. The paper achieved outstanding test results for wear and acetone resistance, and is every bit equal in this respect to even the best leather varieties:
"The FEDRIGONI paper we used is tailor made for the camera and not only satisfies our high aesthetic demands, but also our uncompromising demands on quality."
- Björn Dietzler, Product Manager, Leica Manufacturing, Leica Camera AG
The elaborately produced and refined packaging is reminiscent of a paper sample book, making unpacking the camera a unique brand experience. The standards and pioneering spirit of Fedrigoni's 125-year history of typography and graphic design are brought to life on 16 layers of finest paper. Strict attention is paid to sustainability: Exclusively paper is used – no plastic film is used at all, even for the accessories.
Designed by Geometry Global Frankfurt