Today it’s time to reveal a little plan to you: Next week I will be going to Portugal to learn everything about a great natural material also used in interior design: cork. I have never thought about cork in particular apart from the moments when I’d be sniffing on a cork from a just opened bottle of wine. But recently I have discovered more and more amazing designs made partly or entirely of cork. And the invitation for a press trip to Portugal by the German and Portuguese Cork Association came just in time. So stay tuned on Instagram next week as I will be sharing my corky impressions on-the-go.
A fun side fact is that my friend and travel photographer Sivan Askayo gave me a fantastic present when I met her in Israel this spring: She offered me a beautiful photo she took of the city Porto. I have framed it and placed it on my sideboard and now it is like a little reminder that I will be there and in Lisbon in just a few days. But to make things more tangible and to give you an idea why I think that cork is trending in design, here are a few personal corky favorites:
1. Accessories line PLUG by Tomas Kral/ECAL via PCM Design
2. Coupoles lighting by Seletti
3. Storage jars by MENU
4. Salt and pepper mills by Nendo
5. Corkigami chair by Carlos Ortega Design
6. Pushpin stool/sidetable by Kenyon Yeh for Esaila
What do you think of cork in interiors? Do you own anything made of cork?