Corque is a sustainable design brand, introducing a new concept “designing living objects” – the design of exclusive and differentiated products from cork with unique sensorial properties and exceptional environmental characteristics.
Corque develops high quality eco-design products offering a range of furniture and accessories products design by a team of prestigious Portuguese designers, for people who most value creativity, quality and eco-efficiency design.
Based on a continuous research and development process supporting the innovation features of its products.
Cork is a raw vegetable material with exceptional environmental qualities: a renewable resource, recyclable non toxic and durable, with excellent physical and mechanical properties, which is not extracted through a process of cutting trees. The cork oak’s capacity for regeneration is enormous, even without using chemical herbicides, fertilizers or irrigation. At the end of nine years the bark ir reborn and the cork is soon ready to be harvested once again through a careful manual process, without damaging the dork oak or environment.
Vinco chair offers a sophisticated feel with a natural touch, providing a unique sensorial experience with cork. Vinco aesthetical beauty derives from the original shape created by a set of creases in a cork flat board. The creases in Vinco form a volumetric structure out of a flat one aiming economy production. Reinforcing this concept the board assembles the ploshied steel structure by fitting, without any glue or screws.
Natural agglomerate cork, rubber cork and polished steel
DESIGNER: Toni Grilo
“Cork is an old material that has a great potential in our lives today, it’s a challenge for the designer”
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