February 8, 2016

Best stools made of cork

Hello today I would like to show you my favorite examples of Stools made of cork.
Let us pay little attention to this wonderful material.
Cork is composed of suberin, a hydrophobic substance and, because of its impermeable, buoyant, elastic, and fire retardant properties, it is used in a variety of products, the most common of which is wine stoppers. The montado landscape of Portugal produces approximately half of cork harvested annually worldwide.
Once the trees are about 25 years old the cork is traditionally stripped from the trunks every nine years, with the first two harvests generally producing lower quality cork. The trees live for about 300 years.
The cork industry is generally regarded as environmentally friendly.Cork production is generally considered sustainable because the cork tree is not cut down to obtain cork; only the bark is stripped to harvest the cork.[5] The tree continues to live and grow. The sustainability of production and the easy recycling of cork products and by-products are two of its most distinctive aspects.

1.The Boet Stools designed by Note Design Studio




2.This stool designed by Sputnik Estudio




3.The SIT’ABIT Jr. cork stool, designed by Paulo Costa for PLY&co.





4.The CC Series, designed by Joop Couwenberg





5.The Pushpin stool, designed by Kenyon Yeh for COOIMA



6.The Corkdrop Stool, designed by Skram Furniture



7.The Sway Stool, designed by Daniel Michalik Furniture Design




8.TORONTO Stool designed by IN-TENTAand Daniela Seminara



9.The SCRW Stool, designed by Manuel Welsky





10.Eroded Stools designed by I M Lab