“Cork is certainly one of the most sustainable materials in the world”
Laurie Wiid van Heerden Interview
Laurie Wiid van Heerden Interview
The World of Wine (WOW), in Porto, has a museum dedicated to the history and evolution of drinking vessels, in a journey through time, from the first civilizations to the present. In total, there are more than 1800 vessels and glasses on display - the oldest dating back to 7000 BC - in display cases made from the noblest of natural raw materials, cork.
Cork was chosen for the interior lining of the car because it is a sustainable and biodegradable raw material
The Life Cycle Assessments analyzed different ACC products and concluded that they all have a negative carbon balance
“We offer high-end solutions, based on specialized know-how, magnifying the beauty and nobility of stone and cork, while respecting it.”
Still Room is a multi-purpose space inside Noorderpershuis, a 19th century piece of colossal brick architecture, in Antwerp, that uses cork in order to enhance the stillness of the place
Portuguese designer Marco Sousa Santos is one of the most respected figures in national design. With a contemporary look, often focused on daily life, it is in the elementary nature of materials and objects that he often finds inspiration. Cork is no exception.
In the scope of a partnership with Vitra Design Museum, Amorim Cork Composites has produced 3,200 agglomerated cork pieces for the exhibition, Home Stories: 100 Years, 20 Visionary Interiors.
U38 is designed for buildings with stringent acoustic requirements, ensuring performance and sustainability.
Cork House is an innovative project that uses cork as its main building material.
Cork once again inspired and was chosen by artists attending the Biennale.
"Nothing is wasted, everything is valued"
Did you know that today's stoppers may be the trees of tomorrow?
RETALT - Retro Propulsion Assisted Landing Technologies - a project that includes Amorim Cork Composites.
Designed by the architect Bernard Dubois, Ligne 102 offers a unique and unexpected visual concept of cork.
Cork Infills meet requirements of standards RAL-GZ 944 and DIN-EN 15330-1
Learn more about our new Multilayer Panel Simulator and how this tool will help your business
i.cork factory is Amorim Cork Composites’ new innovation centre, entirely dedicated to research and development that valorises the use of cork, determining precisely the right amount of cork that, in conjunction with other materials, can bring value to different business sectors.
Sobreiro is the new collection from the Brazilian designers, developed in partnership with Corticeira Amorim, Época and the European Capital of Furniture.
Cork was the material highlighted in the June 8 edition of the German journal VDI nachrichten.
The space incorporates various cork-based solutions - in particular wall coverings supplied by Amorim Cork Composites.
The main category of the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018, an initiative that in Portugal is organized by E&Y/ Expresso, was attributed to António Rios de Amorim, Chairman and CEO of Corticeira Amorim.
Project cTPS – Crushable TPS - and Innovative Earth re-entry capsule forms part of the European Space Agency’s Mars exploration programme.
Interview with Gabriel Tan, designer.
Amorim Cork Composites is a partner in the development of an ecological solution to ensure the healthy balance of surface waters.
Innovative cork-based solution for construction improves buildings' air quality.
Congonhas lamp and Dora coffee table mark the beginning of a partnership between the studio Original Practical Design Limited (OPD) and Corticeira Amorim, which supported the designer in development of these new cork-based items.
In this interview, the architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça talks about his emblematic work - the Lisbon Cruise Terminal - which uses an innovative solution that endows it with greater structural lightness: concrete mixed with cork.
Studio Corkinho is an Antwerp-based design studio, run by two young designers - Cedric Etienne and Klas Dalquist – whose company motto is “It's cork, but not as you know it.”
Visitors to the "Hyundai Commission: SUPERFLEX: One Two Three Swing!" are now able to walk along a colossal cork installation.
Interview to Donald Thomas, NASA astronaut.
FootCork® solutions are strongly dedicated to new cork-based solutions for the entire footwear industry.
Amorim Cork Composites is a member of the consortium responsible for the patent of a totally innovative system.
Cork is being used by Aerospace contractors working on the future spacecrafts that are expected to take humans to Mars and deep space in the coming decades.
The window of the renowned fashion brand Saks Fifth Avenue presents the Lisbon Collection which has cork as the main material.
Simplifying elastic supporting of heavy loads. New engineered compounds (up to 12MPa).
Safety, energy efficiency, natural materials and more sustainable products.
A sensorial experience at APQHome – MAAT, by Ana Pérez-Quiroga.
A new and innovative concept when cooking with nitrogen.
Amorim Cork Composites launched a Kaizen project in order to increase its industrial contribution margin. The initiative has already delivered positive results and the company recently received an Honourable Mention in the Kaizen Lean Awards, in the category, 'Excellence in Productivity'.
The focus on new materials and technologies were considered to be directions that should be followed in order to foster a competitive landscape with major growth potential.
"Our meeting in Porto was a big success".
"The recent MMFA event in Porto, Portugal was the best industry conference that I have attended in my 35 years in the flooring industry."
Rio + Design Milan 2018 is the name of the exhibition which, during Milan Furniture Salon (Salone Internazionale del Mobile), will present a major exhibition of works by over 60 Brazilian designers, as part of the event, Be Brasil.
Presented for the first time in Venice Design, held in the context of La Biennale di Venezia 2017, the Curcubita lamps enabled the designer to discover new ways to work with cork, resulting in a creative lighting game.
Amorim Cork Composites develops a new composite for 3D molding technology.
The artist Ricardo Jacinto has created a temporary cork residence, which will be inhabited by the pianist Marino Formenti, who will sit at the piano, play, sleep, eat and live.
"Blocks" is the name of the mega installation by the designer Rona Meyuchas-Koblenz.
There are three and they draw the attention of those who pass by one of the areas of the Skissernas Museum, in Sweden.
The initiative is the brainchild of Portuguese company, Audolici, which has launched Cork turntable mats.
The material library was the main stage for cork´s presentation, where designers and architects had the opportunity to be introduced to the science of nature.
The iconic Palais de Tokyo in Paris was the stage for an artistic intervention where cork emerges as the decisive element in the performative language.
Amorim Cork Composites is going to hit aerospace again, this time with United Launch Alliance (ULA) and Ruag Space.
Snowboard with Next Core© technology developed by the Swiss company "Anticonf" which integrates Amorim cork, has just won one of the most renowned awards within the sporting goods industry, the ISPO BRAND NEW 2017.
The designer talks about how the opportunity and inspiration arose to create the Porto and Lisboa cork tiles for the Beller collection.
Amorim P50 is a key component for ensuring the safety of the astronauts.
Curated by experimentadesign, this collection produced by Amorim Cork Composites now includes 24 items designed by 12 national and international designers.
Corticeira Amorim publishes its ninth Sustainability Report for 2014 and 2015.
The initiative got the company and researchers to work side by side, making clear both parties’ willingness to collaborate in projects that promote cork as a raw material.
The reforestation was carried out under the "Common Forest" project of Quercus, which has been ensuring the planting of thousands of native trees, since 2011.
Stow It is a multi-functional wall shelf which combines stylish design with acoustic properties. Stow It was designed by the renowned designer James Irvine, who previously designed Six, for the Materia collection.
Green shipbuilding reaches cruise speed with the help of ACM52, an innovative and sustainable cork-based interior primary decking solution which ensures that ships comply with safety standards while significantly reducing their carbon footprint.