You’d be surprised what you can do with the cork from your many bottles of Syrahs, Rieslings, and Cab Francs. Once, I was at a dinner party where the hostess had made these elegant trivets for hot casseroles. But Corque Design, a Portugal-based design studio, takes cork to a new level. We’re not talking cork peg boards and flooring—that’s standard stuff. We’re talking cool stools, modular seating, wallcovering, and bedroom furniture. Why cork? “Cork is a natural, recyclable, non-toxic, renewable material that is extracted from the bark of the Sobreiro (cork oak) tree every nine years without the need to cut it down. Nuff said! Plus it’s much more resilient than you think. Products are now available in the U.S. at places such as MoMA Retail Stores and Esporão in Manhattan, and TOUCH in Los Angeles.
- Vinco Chair by Corque Design (design-milk.com)
- The Latest Fashion Trend Comes From Wine Country…Cork (prweb.com)