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08 . Feb . 2019
Noise & Vibration Design Tool

Custom tools for the power industry, focused on design and selection of joint system materials as well as noise and vibration reduction.

Articles 03 . Oct . 2016
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Decoupling Active Part Design

Due to the fact that every manufacturer has a unique design and clamping requirements, that is then replicated through its product range, every design needs to be uniquely evaluated. The importance of adequate decoupling at the clamping points, significantly enhances the effectiveness of the interior vibration pads, pr…

Case Studies 27 . Feb . 2019
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Radice Orlandini Design Studio

Established in 2008 by Andrea Radice (1979) and Folco Orlandini (1972), the Radice Orlandini Design Studio is a renowned Italian studio that has and still works for several prestigious brands such as Alivar, Caoscreo, Domitalia, Dorelan, Fast, Infiniti, Metalmobil, MyHomeCollection, Schuster and Skitsch. Remarkable for…

27 . Sep . 2016
New product design & business models

Amorim Cork Composites’ new approach is based on the knowledge that product design, throughout its life cycle, has huge relevance on environmental impacts. We are committed to ensuring that the design of products extends their function as far as possible. This is our working philosophy and we want to spread the message…

Articles 03 . Oct . 2016
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Gasket Design Guidelines

Temperature and resistance are only part of the equation.

News 17 . Apr . 2018
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New cork objects designed by Gisela Simas are presented during Milan Design Week

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.

03 . Jul . 2017
Freedom of design

Freedom of design

10 . Jul . 2019
Freedom of design

Freedom of design

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
About Us
Innovation and Design

More than any other player in the market, Corticeira Amorim made unparalleled investments in innovation and design, developing a portfolio of high added value products and solutions, which anticipate market trends and surpass the expectations of some of the most demanding industries in the world.

30 . Jun . 2017
Design & Simulation Tools

Custom tools for the power industry, focused on design and selection of joint system materials as well as noise and vibration reduction.

News 03 . Jul . 2017
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Cork has attracted the attention of North American furniture design and luxury fashion.

The window of the renowned fashion brand Saks Fifth Avenue presents the Lisbon Collection, from the notorious design and architecture atelier Eugene Stoltzfus Furniture Design, which has cork as the main material.This modern aesthetic collection features tables, pedestals, and seating combining cork with steel frames.“…

Case Studies 29 . Nov . 2018
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The new proposals by Gisela Simas were launched at the prestigious Milan Design Week, which took place in April 2018, in the scope of the Ri…

The Dora coffee table and the Congonhas lamp are the first cork furniture pieces to be created by the Brazilian designer Gisela Simas. The pieces arose from a partnership between the Original Practical Design Limited (OPD) studio, founded and managed by the designer, and Corticeira Amorim, who has supported Gisela Sima…

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
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Design is one of the main ways to enhance the unique characteristics of cork. Hence, Corticeira Amorim challenged experimentadesign to commi…

The design process of the items created combines functionality and relevance (an essential concern of the modern world), with keen sensitivity for the dynamics of use. The MATERIA collection, by joining the sensory characteristics and the unique personality of an ancient material - cork - with the challenging perspecti…

News 16 . May . 2017
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Presented for the first time in Venice Design, held in the context of La Biennale di Venezia 2017, the Curcubita lamps enabled the designer…

The designer Tiago Sá da Costa was inspired by the appearance, sustainability, flexibility and versatility of cork to create Curcubita. Presented for the first time in Venice Design, held between May 13 and November 26, in the context of La Biennale di Venezia 2017, the Curcubita lamps enabled the designer to discover…

Consumer Goods 08 . Jan . 2019
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Home

Functionality, design and quality in accessories for preparing and serving meals.

27 . Sep . 2016
Furnishing

Cork, the art of nature. Design, the elegance of function.

Articles 03 . Oct . 2016
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It was a multidisciplinary program that covered various fields, from very peculiar numerical simulations such as those on aerothermodynamics or dynamic environment, to material science problems to find the correct materials to fulfill the very demanding requirements, to technological difficulties to perform integration…

02 . Jul . 2017
Top Layer

Printable surface that allows the freedom to design

03 . Jul . 2017
Top Layer

Printable surface that allows the freedom to design

05 . Apr . 2018
Tread

Describing the design of a shoe’s sole.

04 . Jul . 2017
Top Layer

Printable surface that allows the freedom to design

04 . Jul . 2017
Top Layer

Printable surface that allows the freedom to design

04 . Jul . 2017
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Printable surface that allows the freedom to design

10 . Jul . 2019
Top Layer

Printable surface that allows the freedom to design

10 . Jul . 2019
Top Layer

Printable surface that allows the freedom to design

10 . Jul . 2019
Top Layer

Printable surface that allows the freedom to design

10 . Jul . 2019
Top Layer

Printable surface that allows the freedom to design

10 . Jul . 2019
Top Layer

Printable surface that allows the freedom to design

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08 . Feb . 2019
Joint Q-Tool

Custom tools for the power industry, focused on design and selection of joint system materials as well as noise and vibration reduction.

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04 . Jul . 2017
Distressed Visual

A design term that describes an aged, timeworn look.

10 . Jul . 2019
Distressed Visual

A design term that describes an aged, timeworn look.

News 06 . Dec . 2017
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Interview with Cédric Etienne and Klas Dalquist, Studio Corkinho

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.”

News 12 . Dec . 2017
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Interview with Cédric Etienne and Klas Dalquist, Studio Corkinho

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.”

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News 08 . Jan . 2019
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This new simulator is a highly intuitive customized design solution, which uses simple graphics to help you in the selection process.

This tool has been specially developed using our market-orientated techniques. We believe that this tool will provide our clients with a better understanding of the impact of the combination of materials that they want to use to achieve a certain performance or help them to find the right materials for the application…

10 . Dec . 2018
Companies involved

OwnerCountry Group Developement Public Company Limited   Developer Landmark Development Group   Structure Design Meinhardt Co., Ltd.   Architecture and Design Dhevanund Co., Ltd.

News 06 . Nov . 2017
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Stow It

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.

11 . Apr . 2017
In a railway track structure, the most basic parameter in the design, construction and maintenance is track stiffness. It defines the load…

The track’s vertical dynamics are a significant part of the stresses exerted on the structure as well as the level of vibration and noise transmitted, hence the track is influenced by the incorporation of elastic elements, their dynamic properties and the way these are arranged on the structure leads to a considerable…

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
Other applications of cork

As a result of technological advances and strong investment in R&D+I, the applications of cork are increasingly surprising, from its use in construction and architecture, in design, in the manufacture of clothing, jewellery and footwear, in furniture, decoration, health and cosmetics, in energy production, pollutio…

05 . Feb . 2018
40% lighter than regular concrete

During the design phase of the new Lisbon Cruise Terminal, the need for a lightweight structural concrete was identified - to reduce the weight of the building’s structure without undermining its strength. It was decided to use natural cork granulates as a lightweight aggregate solution.

05 . Apr . 2018
Fashion

We're innovating in the global footwear industry with comfortable and natural materials, with an attractive appearance leading to innovation in shoe design.

12 . Apr . 2017
Contractor

Qatar RailQatar Rail will be the owner and manager of Qatar’s rail network and will be responsible for the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the entire rail network and systems.

Blog 10 . Sep . 2019
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The sound of footsteps becomes less perceptible and you obtain a more durable and resistant floor while still saving energy. The answer to t…

You are in the process of building or renovating your house and, among the many options available, you have finally found the ideal floor for your decoration project. Whether you have chosen a ceramic, wood, vinyl or laminate flooring, did you know that applying an underlay before installing the final floor is critical…

19 . Oct . 2017
FLEX range

Can be used in applications such as protective and resilient decoupling elements in rigid structures or web and roller processing industries for flexible materials.It brings adaptability and resilience to a wide range of engineering design functions.

12 . Apr . 2017
Contractor

Public Works Authority 'Ashagal'The Public Works Authority 'Ashghal'​ was established in 2004 to be responsible for the planning, design, procurement, construction, delivery, and asset management of all infrastructure projects and public buildings in Qatar.

12 . Apr . 2017
Contractor

Public Works Authority 'Ashagal'The Public Works Authority 'Ashghal'​ was established in 2004 to be responsible for the planning, design, procurement, construction, delivery, and asset management of all infrastructure projects and public buildings in Qatar.

29 . Jun . 2017
Bolt Length

A gasket selection and flange design factor that includes the "effective bolt length" (defined as the distance from theunderside of the bolt head to the closest engaged thread), the washer, and the thickness of the compressed gasket.

28 . Jun . 2017
Webinar

Learn how to reduce noise in power transformers.On October 23rd our experts will be live on Youtube to share their knowledge about this hot topic. Join us, if you want to learn more about noise reduction strategies and key calculations in vibration pad design.

Automotive 27 . Sep . 2016
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Material Conformability

In stamped steel or lightweight assemblies Accoseal sponge grade materials are especially useful, being able to compress with minor fastener loading and minimum hardware distortion allowing for an overall optimized system design. Its controlled side flow allows for groove assembling without the need for allowance on th…

Seals and Gaskets 21 . Oct . 2016
Seals and Gaskets
Material Conformability

In stamped steel or lightweight assemblies Accoseal sponge grade materials are especially useful, being able to compress with minor fastener loading and minimum hardware distortion allowing for an overall optimized system design. Its controlled side flow allows for groove assembling without the need for allowance on th…

News 27 . Sep . 2019
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Nacho Carbonell

Born in Spain in 1980, Nacho Carbonell graduated in 2003 from Cardenal Herrera C.E.U. University in Spain before studying at the Design Academy Eindhoven. After graduating, Carbonell immediately began to make his name in the design world with his Evolution collection in 2009, for which he received a Design Beazley nomi…

News 10 . Jul . 2018
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Designed by Miguel Arruda Arquitectos Associados, TAP Premium Lounge in the Humberto Delgado airport in Lisbon, which incorporates various cork-based solutions, has been distinguished in the A'Design Awards 2017-2018, described by the organization as the “world's largest and most influential design award”. The design a…

05 . Apr . 2018
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Cork is a natural material with an attractive appearance leading to innovation in shoe design. Cork components are used by several famous brands to present novelties based on a lightweight and comfortable material.  Highly dependent on fashion demands, we have developed our cork garments for heel covering, uppers, and…

Seals and Gaskets 21 . Oct . 2016
Seals and Gaskets
Reliability

Equipment manufacturers and end users expect sealing systems to operate leak free and to maintain a long service life. TechSeal sealing materials are a bespoke approach to sealing systems having in mind that gasket reliability is defined by a variety of application factors like temperature and chemical resistance, flan…

News 11 . Dec . 2017
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This solution delivers benefits such as low density and good buoyancy, low maintenance costs, durability, sustainable water treatment, and modular design with easy connection between modules. It’s a cork agglomerate with a density of 0.2, which can support up to 16 kg of plants per square metre. Each module is 100 cm w…

News 26 . Sep . 2019
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RIBA Stirling Prize Finalist

Cork House's innovative character caught the eye of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), that chose it as one of the six finalist projects in the 2019 edition of the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize, an annual award to the building that has made the biggest contribution to the evolution of British architect…

News 30 . Jan . 2017
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Lars Beller talks about how the opportunity and inspiration arose to create the Porto and Lisboa cork tiles for the Beller collection, by Sp…

Inspired by techniques used in the traditional moulding of shoe soles, Lisboa and Porto are acoustically absorptive composite cork wall tiles composed of 16” square modules that are easily installed with a special pressure-fit rail system. Their design references Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer’s ceramic tiles, wher…

08 . Jan . 2019
Where to buy

The products from the decoration, home and office ranges of Amorim Cork Composites are available for purchase at museum shops, interior design and furniture stores, as well as a range of online outlets. Construction materials, do-it-yourself products and leisure products are sold in specialist stores.

Case Studies 03 . Oct . 2016
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Main Goal

Introducing a new material category to create Beller Collection was Spinneybeck goal to design a different and innovative line of products. The materials for all the collections are criteriously selected to attend demanding clients. In this context, cork came up as an excellence material with the great benefit of versa…

06 . Aug . 2018
How do you follow the evolution of cork-based materials and systems in this specific market (Noise & Vibration)?

Cork-based materials have been used in other industries for many centuries. The current challenge in the building acoustics market is to present these cork-based materials to architects and consultants who can then apply them in the design of their buildings in order to reduce impact noise.

14 . Jun . 2017
Unbeatable performance with reduced thickness.

Design and performance have changed the flooring industry, especially in the context of Luxury Vinyl Tiles (LVT). To meet the latest requirements we’ve developed the brand-new solution, Amorim ECO21dB - the perfect underlay for LVT flooring, that uses cork and other recycled materials, improves living comfort and is in…

02 . Jul . 2019
Cork with you, every day.

We bring cork to your life. We’re with you every day, whether you’re looking for a solution for a quieter and more comfortable environment, whether it is a construction work or looking for a natural and unique element to complete your home or workspace design.

Blog 03 . Jul . 2019
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Protecting the planet and having a healthier and more sustainable life is an increasingly present concern in our daily lives. More than a si…

From the materials used for floor and wall coverings to furniture items and decorative objects, it’s possible to make choices that help reduce your home’s carbon footprint without neglecting room design and comfort. Such is the case with solutions in cork, one of nature’s most sustainable materials.

08 . Jan . 2019
Alma Gémea, a love story.

Alma Gémea combines cork and ceramics - two noble materials, both of which have a long tradition in Portugal. The use and combination of these materials, in an innovative and differentiating manner, naturally brings us to the most sophisticated dimension of contemporary home design. Alma Gémea is a forward-looking prod…

Case Studies 29 . Sep . 2016
Case Studies
Main Goal

The architecture of the IB Tower with its dramatic lines and forms is destined to be one of the symbols of the city. It has a total roofed area of 92,903 m2, divided between 33 floors of office space and 22 floors of apartments with luxury services. Foster + Partners is an international architecture, planning and desig…

Articles 16 . Oct . 2016
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Conclusion

The technical advantages of Alucork® composite, due to its wide possibility of customization and modular design, allow for unparalleled performance across the value chain, from manufacture to operation. The unique characteristics that each material gives the composite are an example of how such different materials like…

27 . Mar . 2018
Prime building materials are cork-based

Cork-based materials have become prime building materials in world-class projects such as these buildings. In addition to the quality of the material and its insulation properties, such buildings have to comply with green construction and sustainable building principles and efficient use of natural and energy resources…

08 . Jan . 2019
In Love with Nature.

The Alma Gémea collection is the encounter that lets you surrender to the charm and pleasure of sharing moments and stories. To create memories and bonds that bring other memories - memories that make you dream. Designed from the subtle and unique fusion between two of the countless Mediterranean traditions. Cork and c…

Blog 31 . Jul . 2019
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In recent years, talking about trends in decoration almost always involves talking about cork. Natural and sustainable, cork helps create we…

If you would like to try using cork to improve comfort or change your home décor, but don't know where to start, Go4cork can help you. Specialised in DIY cork products, Go4cork offers a wide range of items for people who like to get down to work and create their own interior design project, but are also concerned about…

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
About Us
Innovation is our attitude and driving force.

Like the Sun, soil and water have driven the Cork Tree to spread its branches as high and in the most diversified ways possible, we too feed on Ideas. We feed on ideas, to thrive with innovation. That's how we always find something new to do with cork. The cork not incorporated into the stopper industry represents the…

28 . Jun . 2017
Reinventing how cork engages the world of flooring.

At Amorim Cork Composites, we use cork as the basic raw material and as the differentiating factor in the production of both composites and materials to be used in the production of each of the several layers that make up a flooring system (top layer, inlay, core layer and pre-attached underlayment), and of accessories…

Case Studies 13 . Sep . 2018
Case Studies
Cork backing is used in wall covering panels to increase soundproofing.

Vivid colours, rich textures, and a strong visual effect are the main features of the acoustic wall coverings created by the studio, Submaterial. Made from wool felt, they incorporate a cork layer that reinforces the soundproofing. Acoustic performance is a decisive factor for ensuring the comfort of any space, whether…

29 . Jun . 2017
Power equipment noise emissions have become significant contributors to urban noise pollution, Amorim’s solutions are cork rubber based elas…

Cork plays a significant role in the elastomer and is directly responsible for the damping function, commonly designated as the energy loss factor, while the rubber matrix takes care of the isolation, together they are the ideal combination when considering vibration and noise reduction solutions especially at resonanc…

10 . Jul . 2019
Reinventing how cork engages the world of flooring.

At Amorim Cork Composites, we use cork as the basic raw material and as the differentiating factor in the production of both composites and materials to be used in the production of each of the several layers that make up a flooring system (top layer, inlay, core layer and pre-attached underlayment), and of accessories…

News 27 . Sep . 2019
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At i.cork factory, opportunities for incorporating materials from the circular economy are explored on a daily basis.

The unit’s main mission is to design new materials that will continuously respond to the needs of the different business areas in which it operates, and also test and explore the application of technologies that haven’t yet been industrialized in the sector. Procurement of raw materials has increased our network of sup…

Automotive 21 . Oct . 2016
Automotive
Load to Seal

TechSeal® products require a low load to seal stress which means that economical hardware designs can be used instead of structured and tight tolerance surface finishes. A lower load to seal leads to hardware gains such as optimized hardware designs including lower grade or smaller size fasteners, resulting in lower to…

News 16 . Feb . 2017
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The iconic Palais de Tokyo in Paris was the stage for an artistic intervention where cork emerges as the decisive element in the performativ…

The initiative – opened from 12 till 18 December 2016 – was part of the “Carte Blanche” project second edition, offering spaces in the palace to creations by renowned artists. The artist featured at this “Carte Blanche” is Tino Seghal, who in turn has called on several fellow artists, including the performance artist I…

Articles 21 . Jul . 2017
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Reinventing and innovating

The flooring market is a highly competitive one that is oriented towards solutions and developments that contribute to low maintenance costs and that are cost effective and eco friendly without forsaking the design. If, on the one hand, cork solutions provide a positive response to such demands, on the other hand, it i…

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By combining innovative engineering and cork, the consortium formed by Amorim Cork Composites, Critical Materials, PIEP and ISQ has developed a new Earth re-entry capsule (ERC) for the European Space Agency (ESA), that will transport soil samples from Mars back to Earth. The challenge involved the design and production…

10 . Jul . 2019
Reinventing and innovating

The flooring market is a highly competitive one that is oriented towards solutions and developments that contribute to low maintenance costs and that are cost effective and eco friendly without forsaking the design. If, on the one hand, cork solutions provide a positive response to such demands, on the other hand, it i…

Articles 11 . Oct . 2016
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On the theme of "trends and shifts in paradigm”, it should be noted that cork itself is today a fashionable material, widely recognised as such by media figures and influential people from around the world.  Cork is, besides an unbeatable option in terms of sustainability (an increasingly valued requirement), a mouldab…

Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
Why Cork
Cork is the outer bark of the cork oak tree (Quercus suber L.).

100 percent natural, reusable and recyclable, cork is, whether from the environmental, social or economic perspectives, one of the world’s most versatile materials. It takes each cork oak 25 years before it can be stripped for the first time and it is only from the third stripping (at 43 years of age) that the cork, th…

Blog 03 . Jul . 2019
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Let us introduce you to Go4cork, a new brand of DIY cork products created especially for people who are always thinking of the next project for renovating or decorating their house or office, but are also concerned with the environment and value responsible consumption. With Go4cork it’s so easy to make small changes o…

News 15 . Sep . 2017
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On the verge of Mars colonization and deep space exploration over the coming decades, how do you think your experience as an astronaut has c…

Even though the Space Shuttle and International Space Station programs were focused exclusively on Earth orbit missions, what we have learned and the experience gained will be a tremendous help as we head to Mars and explore deep space. Much of the technology we will be using in the new Space Launch System rockets is d…

12 . Apr . 2017
Project Overview

This building in the University of Science and Technology in Krakow is a multi-purpose building. Building a TV studio on the 2nd floor without provoking noise-related complaints required a floating floor system to be installed. Furthermore, modern floor designs tend to be lighter in weight and include longer spans, and…

Blog 11 . Sep . 2019
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Naturally sourced materials such as cork, are an excellent choice to create comfort-able and relaxed environments that make us feel at home.…

Covering a wall with cork is a simple way to renew and give personality to any space. Cork introduces a natural and organic element that easily combines with different decorative styles. In the living room or lobby, you can use it to create a highlighted visual element in the decor. In the office, a cork-covered wall n…

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