Boiled, cork turns dark and husky, varnished, it can be kept in the sun, and mixed with rubber (hopefully recycled), it creates a material that is similar to but much more sustainable than leather. These are just some of the many minimalist applications on show as part of the NY Design Week.

So if you are attend Meatpacking Design and scoop up a stool or beads, feel comfortable knowing that the product you have purchased is totally natural and renewable and makes a positive cultural and social impact at the source.

+ CORQUE Design

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