functional cork

June 3, 2008 at 9:07 am 4 comments

We’re seeing cork used in varying roles these days; like this headboard/artpiece and these stools. But really, who knew cork could be so beautiful…and functional?  I’ll have to suspend my judgement of durability for now and just enjoy it. From Simple Forms Design

Wash Basin

Soup Dish

Bath Mat

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  • 1. M  |  June 3, 2008 at 10:33 am

    Won’t that rot or produce a slimy surface?

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  • 2. momeld  |  June 3, 2008 at 11:22 am

    @M – Yeah, I was thinking about that too. I couldn’t find any info on durability and cleanliness so I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt and assuming they solved it somehow – perhaps with some kind of sealant.

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  • […] 4, 2009 We have an inexplicable fascination with cork-based furniture (as evidenced here and here). At least when it’s done well we do.  And artist Tomas Kral’s line of products are […]

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  • 4. Luis  |  May 21, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    I bought a simple forms design washbasin and i have used it for almost two years.

    It’s 100% functional, no leaks, no cleaning problems and it’s always a pleasure to wash my hands on it.

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