Cork is the bark of cork oak which means that it’s a 100% natural plant tissue. This is a raw material which is so perfect that no industrial or technological processes have yet been able to replicate. Today Design Buil Ideas will show you great ideas to a dream Cork House.
Nowadays cork has been used in an endless number of things and this way in design too. Its texture evokes earthiness and combined with its eco-friendly nature and incredible physical attributes cork continues to achieve a growing presence in interior design.
Although recently considered trendy, cork isn’t at all a new design material. Besides interior furnishing, cork is being integrated into products such as airline seats, automobile trim, surfboards, among others. This is a flexible and ecofriendly material and in this way and according to Guta Moura Guedes, director of Lisbon’s architecture and design show Biennal Experimenta-Design, “It’s perfectly positioned to become a 21st century tool.”
“Cortiça chaise lounge” by Daniel Michalik Furniture Design. Michalik, New York furniture designer chooses to work with cork because of its ability to be physically manipulated, as well as its recyclability.
Use of cork with white marble and copper finish – ultimate sophistication for your home office design.
Cork Mosaic Sideboard – Circles by Iannone Design; this walnut sideboard uses a variety of cork textures and colors. The cabinet has touch release doors. Maple interior with 2 adjustable shelves inside.
Carlos Ortega Design Corkigami Chair
Strength relies on both flexibility of the shell structure and a special process of lamination using quality cork. This is how they gain the strength for the seat. After lamination, they cut the shape out of the flat material to be able to bend it. Then, they glue it again on a simple curved former.
The shell rests on a solid oak stool, resulting a very attractive design. To protect the cork, they apply water-based varnish suitable for hardwearing surfaces such as cork floors, it is very flexible and makes the chair durable.
Float by Benjamin Hubert features a hand turned Portuguese agglomerate cork shade, with a black fabric/textile flex cord. Float light is available in three different sizes and was designed by Benjamin Hubert.
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