The designer Daniel Michalik, based in Brooklyn, is accustomed to using cork in his furniture and design pieces. He designed a chaise longue in 100% recyclable cork demonstrating its ability to simultaneously bend in two directions. The malleability of the material gives the feeling of floating effortlessly due to the delicate and gentle rocking of both sides and from front to back.
“Metamorphosis” opened horizons, stimulated and inspired the creative community to explore a centuries-old material that is environmentally friendly and totally sustainable. The "Metamorphosis" exhibition was organised by ExperimentaDesign, in partnership with Corticeira Amorim, and was on display at the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon.
Materia – Cork By Amorim joined 10 renowned national and international designers and studios to create 12 exclusive objects in cork. The artists took advantage of the unique properties of the 100% ecological material, using the most advanced production technologies, and they conquered new territories.
Aqua, designed by Minerva Loos, is a cork container for tap water and it won the "drink tap water with confidence" competition, run by the water and wastewater regulatory authority (ERSAR), APCOR and the National Association of Designers (AND), with the collaboration of the Faculty of Architecture of Lisbon University (FAUL).
Hand basins, soap dishes, cups and carpets. Everything in cork. Alzira Peixoto and Carlos Mendonça created the Cork colection in 2004, with two types of cork: pure cork agglomerate and a mixture of cork and rubber with a finish that gives the necessary protection and resistance for such a specific use.