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Cork Family


A family of small tables turned from light agglomerate cork.


Once I drove through a cork oak forest south of Seville, and from that time on I’ve wanted to find ways of using this remarkable waterproof, rot proof, even termite proof material! The Cork Family follows an earlier project for Moooi and makes use of a pressed cork granulate made with the waste material of the wine bottle cork stopper business. I see them used as small side tables beside low chairs, but most people seem to think they are stools. Cork industries are in trouble recently due to trends towards using other types of stoppers by the wine trade. Hopefully cork farming will survive.
Extract from Everything but the Walls by Jasper Morrison (Lars Müller Publishers, 2006)