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Corque Debuts Sustainable Home Furnishing Designs That Really Put a Cork in It

Posted By Tafline Laylin On May 13, 2011 @ 11:06 am In Design,Green Furniture,Green Materials,Innovation | No Comments


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 [6] 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 [7] 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 [2]

Via Core 77 [8]

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URLs in this post:

[1] world's cork: http://inhabitat.com/renewable-cork-eco-furniture-and-accessories-by-corque/

[2] CORQUE Design: http://www.corquedesign.com/

[3] cork-based products: http://inhabitat.com/renewable-cork-eco-furniture-and-accessories-by-corque/3467134520_6b57377b0b_o/

[4]  : http://inhabitat.com/corque-debuts-sustainable-home-furnishing-designs-that-really-put-a-cork-in-it/corque-corqui-2/?extend=1

[5] Image: http://inhabitat.com/corque-debuts-sustainable-home-furnishing-designs-that-really-put-a-cork-in-it/corque-corqui-2/

[6] more sustainable: http://inhabitat.com/stunning-palmya-house-showcases-local-sustainable-materials/

[7] Meatpacking Design: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/listing/design-within-reach-meatpacking-district/

[8] Core 77: http://www.core77.com/blog/ny_design_week/ny_design_week_2011_corque_-_designing_living_objects_19315.asp

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