Cork is a great material for furniture: it’s versatile, attractive and sustainable. Cork is one of the most sustainable materials to harvest and is completely recyclable. The texture, variety of applications and insulation properties enrich the possibilities of using this material, in order to express new concepts and gestures. It’s like marble that can be sculpted. Brazilian design duo Humberto and Fernando Campana created a furniture collection to show off the beauty and advantages of this material.
Named Sobreiro Collection, the collection includes an armchair and three cabinets made almost entirely from cork in different shades of natural browns. One cabinet features a wave-like texture, while another has a stippled texture reminiscent of pebbles. The armchair is made from natural cork alone, while the cabinets are composed of a wooden structure made from expanded natural cork agglomerate, a material made by heating the cork and does not contain any additive. One of the three cabinets is made from a combination of the cork agglomerate and natural clay – an experiment into hybridity of the materials. Such creative sustainable furniture is great for modern spaces, get inspired!