Trend: Cork Look

Metropolis rounds-up eight objects that embody designers' love of this earthy, natural material.
design trend cork

SOBREIRO COLLECTION by Fernando and Humberto Campana, campanas.com.brCourtesy the designer and the manufacturer


For centuries, the bark of Quercus suber has been used to seal wine and create everyday objects. Harvested from the tree native to the Mediterranean region (most notably Portugal), cork is seeing a resurgence as designers gravitate to its natural beauty and sustainability.

(Note: The Tidal Stack Vase and Habour Counter Chair were selected for cork-like aesthetic but are not cork.)

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