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News 27 . Apr . 2022
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ACC Design Studio: where cork and design unite

At Amorim Cork Composites, we place our experience and knowledge of cork at the service of creativity, through the design of different items in which this material makes a difference.

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.

20 . Apr . 2022
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.

News 04 . Jun . 2021
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Portuguese cork in London Design Biennale 2021

Corticeira Amorim is the official Material Partner of Forest for Change - The Global Goals Pavilion at London Design Biennale 2021.

20 . Apr . 2022
Noise & Vibration Design Tool

A detailed vibration control design and selection tool providing an engineered solution for your noise and vibration requirements. Software requirements: Microsoft Windows 7 and superior Remove Access 2007 Runtime if installed

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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…

News 13 . Mar . 2020
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Portuguese cork in the spotlight in one of the world's leading design exhibitions

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.

News 06 . Nov . 2017
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Stow It: An object that combines design and functionality.

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.

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.

08 . Apr . 2022
ACC Design Studio

Let’s Cork Together

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.

10 . Jul . 2019
Freedom of design

Freedom of design

21 . Apr . 2022
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Freedom of design

07 . Apr . 2022
About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
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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.

28 . Jun . 2017
Technical Bulletin | Dovetail interlock design

Technical Bulletin | Dovetail interlock design

20 . Apr . 2022
Technical Bulletin | Dovetail interlock design

Technical Bulletin | Dovetail interlock design

28 . Jun . 2017
Technical bulletin | Gasket design guidelines

Technical bulletin | Gasket design guidelines

20 . Apr . 2022
Technical bulletin | Gasket design guidelines

Technical bulletin | Gasket design guidelines

News 10 . Feb . 2021
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Through your work over recent years you have become a true ambassador of cork in the world of design and, more specifically, in the world of…

100% Its always been one of my personal goals to educate the local market about cork. It’s been a challenge up until now, because for most clients, when they don’t understand a material they are generally more reluctant to purchase products that are manufactured using it. Over the past few years I can however confident…

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…

News 25 . Aug . 2020
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What kind of contribution do you think cork can make to contemporary architecture and design?

To elevate the awareness of how to integrate pure nature within contemporary interiors. We notice that lots of people are still sceptical about cork. They relate it to cheap, playful design, or they don’t really trust since they prefer to work with oak or marble… We want to create a platform where cork doesn’t look lik…

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…

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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…

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MAIN GOAL

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…

08 . Jan . 2019
Materia | To buy

Add a new new design object from MATERIA to your collection.

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
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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

05 . Apr . 2018
Tread

Describing the design of a shoe’s sole.

19 . Apr . 2022
Tread

Describing the design of a shoe’s sole.

21 . Apr . 2022
Top Layer

Printable surface that allows the freedom to design

21 . Apr . 2022
Top Layer

Printable surface that allows the freedom to design

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Top Layer

Printable surface that allows the freedom to design

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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.

20 . Apr . 2022
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.

10 . Jul . 2019
Distressed Visual

A design term that describes an aged, timeworn look.

21 . Apr . 2022
Distressed Visual

A design term that describes an aged, timeworn look.

21 . Apr . 2022
Top Layer (Oberschicht)

Bedruckbare Oberflächen, die ein freies Design ermöglichen

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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 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…

02 . Jul . 2019
Trendy

Likes to follow the fashion and design trends and always ready to adopt them.

09 . Mar . 2018
MPS: Multilayer Panel Simulator

Specifically developed to simulate the acoustic performance and aid in the design of multilayer panels.

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.

21 . Mar . 2022
Companies involved

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

News 19 . Aug . 2020
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Marco Sousa Santos: Cork should be used for its mechanical characteristics

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.

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…

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Why Cork 27 . Sep . 2016
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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…

Case Studies 09 . Mar . 2018
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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 . 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.

19 . Apr . 2022
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
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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.

08 . Jan . 2019
Comfort and elegance taken in detail

MATERIA is much more than a collection of cork objects. Each piece represents the perfect balance between the smooth touch of cork, functionality and contemporary design.

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Dynamic modular installation

Dubois designed a set of modular pieces whose shapes depict various architectural periods, from the 1451 "Palazzo Rucellai by Alberti" to the 1972 "Muralla Roja". The material chosen for the project was cork - natural granulated cork and expanded granulated cork – which fully satisfied the project’s structural and visu…

Articles 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…

Case Studies 30 . May . 2019
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Tom Dixon

Tom Dixon, designs, develops and commercialises extraordinary objects and spaces for everyday use. The most recent chapter in Tom Dixon's design journey began in 2002 when he abandoned his corporate career to create his own brand - as a platform for a series of new adventures in product design and interior design. Afte…

News 18 . Dec . 2020
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What do you believe is the future when it comes to using cork in museums?

As museums around the world are looking for additional ways to incorporate sustainable elements into their institutions, the diversity of uses cork offers to help achieve an eco-label status without visually compromising an exhibition makes cork a futuristic product, already available in the present. This is a raw mate…

12 . Apr . 2017
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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
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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.

20 . Apr . 2022
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.

News 07 . Dec . 2017
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About Gabriel Tan Studio

Gabriel Tan Studio is a design practice working across the borders of craft, culture and technology. Exploring new ways to interpret luxury and break archetypes, the studio works on design, curation and creative direction for international clients, including Ariake, Design Within Reach, The Conran Shop, Ishinomaki Lab…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Raw Edges Under the name Raw Edges, Yael Mer & Shay Alkalay work towards a common goal: to create objects that have never been seen before. Yael's main focus lies in turning two-dimensional sheet materials into curvaceous functional forms, whereas Shay is fascinated by how things move, function and react. Since the…

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…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Miguel Vieira Batista Trained in IADE Lisbon and the Glasgow School of Art, Miguel Vieira Baptista combines since 2000 his main activity as a product designer with a host of projects in exhibition and interior design commissioned by experimentadesign and the Lisbon Fashion Week among others. He has also curated several…

26 . Apr . 2022
Gas regulators

Different hardware designs can be found in these applications, the regulator typically must comply to IP54.The regulator body is usually made from cast aluminum or from extruded aluminum profile sawed to specified thickness. The cast body can have a flat surface or have beads for additional sealing stress or even compr…

News 08 . Sep . 2021
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About Christian Watson

Christian Watson is a contemporary furniture designer and producer. His designs are exquisite works that demonstrate his unflagging commitment to the highest quality British craftsmanship. Each piece - impressive and minimalist - will survive passing fads and can be adapted to any environment. A Christian Watson design…

21 . Apr . 2022
Eingeprägtes Register

Ein Herstellungsverfahren, das die Tiefe, Textur und das realistische Aussehen des Bodens intensiviert, indem es die Prägung auf das gedruckte Design ausrichtet. Diese Technik wird bei Bruce Laminat- und Vinylbodenprodukten eingesetzt.

08 . Jan . 2019
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Daniel Caramelo Industrial designer Daniel Caramelo graduated from the Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts in 2002, after which he spent 3 years in Barcelona, collaborating with, among others, azuamoliné. Upon his return, he started his studio with Bárbara Fachada under the brandname Linhabranca. A founding member of Diverge D…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Fernando Brízio Fernando Brízio graduated in Product Design (1996) from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon, where he lives and works. He has developed products for industry and small-scale handmade production, along with exhibitions, sets, interior and public spaces for companies and organizations such as Droog, Schréd…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Fernando Brízido Fernando Brízio graduated in Product Design (1996) from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon, where he lives and works. He has developed products for industry and small-scale handmade production, along with exhibitions, sets, interior and public spaces for companies and organizations such as Droog, Schré…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Filipe Larcão Industrial designer Filipe Alarcão trained at the Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts and Domus Academy in Milan, where he remained after completing his Master's degree, working with Michele De Lucchi (95-97). Active from his Lisbon-based studio, he develops his own projects in furniture, urban equipment, lightin…

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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…

Case Studies 30 . May . 2019
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Jasper Morrison

Jasper Morrison is a renowned British product designer. Born in London, in 1959, he studied design at the Kingston Polytechnic Design School and at The Royal College of Art. He opened his first studio in England, in 1986, and today has offices in London, Paris and Tokyo. A multifaceted designer, he creates furniture, t…

News 24 . Jun . 2021
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When did you start using cork in your projects?

I have been designing cork furniture and objects since 2005. In this year, I completed my Master's degree in Furniture Design at The Rhode Island School of Design. My Master's thesis was all about new uses of cork in furniture. In the following year, I exhibited my thesis project at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, and…

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…

19 . Apr . 2022
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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…

08 . Jan . 2019
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James Irvine Born in London, James Irvine graduated in 1984 from the Royal College of Art, London. In the same year he moved to Milan. From 1984 to 1992, he was a design consultant for Olivetti design studio Milan, under the direction of Michele De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass. In 1987 he worked for one year at the Toshi…

08 . Jan . 2019
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James Irvine Born in London, James Irvine graduated in 1984 from the Royal College of Art, London. In the same year he moved to Milan. From 1984 to 1992, he was a design consultant for Olivetti design studio Milan, under the direction of Michele De Lucchi and Ettore Sottsass. In 1987 he worked for one year at the Toshi…

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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
BIG-GAME

BIG-GAME is a design studio founded in 2004 by Grégoire Jeanmonod (CH), Elric Petit (BE) and Augustin Scott de Martinville (FR). Currently based in Lausanne, BIG-GAME develops furniture, lighting and objects for companies such as Karimoku, Moustache or Galerie Kreo. The trio, who likes the terms “descriptive geometry”…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Nendo Giving people a small “ ! “ moment, capturing the hidden potential for “!” in the everyday. This is the “wow” factor, the element of surprise, humour and novelty that, according to nendo, makes our lives more interesting. The mission of this design collective is to reintroduce it in the shape of objects and devic…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Nendo Giving people a small “ ! “ moment, capturing the hidden potential for “!” in the everyday. This is the “wow” factor, the element of surprise, humour and novelty that, according to nendo, makes our lives more interesting. The mission of this design collective is to reintroduce it in the shape of objects and devic…

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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…

07 . Apr . 2021
Matceramica

Matceramica, which began trading in 2000 is currently the largest earthenware in Portugal, and one of the biggest producers of tableware in Europe. Located near Fátima, in the center of Portugal, its premises cover a total area of 30000m². Its core activity is the production of tableware but also ovenware and decorativ…

27 . Sep . 2016
Natural and lightweight materials

Natural and lightweight materials are simple solutions focused on the lightness that cork can provide to the end product. They seek to respond to the need to reduce the weight of cars and other means of transport, thus contributing to reducing the resources and energy needed to design and use them. These are material…

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…

22 . Jan . 2020
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…

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.

Articles 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.

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.

Case Studies 14 . Nov . 2018
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The Brazilian designer duo has created a group of pieces of furniture that explores the beauty, versatility and sustainability of cork.

Called Sobreiro (cork oak), it is the first line of cork furniture created by the renowned Campana brothers. Made up of an armchair and three cabinets, the collection marked the participation of the Brazilian designers in the 2018 edition of Experimenta Portugal, an initiative of the Consulate General of Portugal in Sa…

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Thermal protection with cork

Amorim Cork Composites’ participation in the project will support the development of simulation processes and the structural design with the production of thermal protection components. The company's mission includes the creation of a new cork-based solution – Spatulated Thermal Protection System (TPS) - which can be a…

Case Studies 29 . Sep . 2016
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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…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Pedrita Pedrita is Rita João and Pedro Ferreira. Both are Design graduates from the Architecture Faculty of Lisbon's Technical University, having also studied at TU Delft (in Rita's case) and Politecnico di Milano (Pedro). They joined FABRICA in September 2002, where they would head the 3D Design Department in 2004. Re…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Keiji Takeuchi  Born in Fukuoka, Japan 1977. At age of 15, Keiji Takeuchi moved to New Zealand where he spent his youth. In 1999, while studying at an art school in New Zealand, he moved to Paris for a scholarship study at ENSCI / Les Ateliers. In 2003, he returned to Japan and since 2005, he has been a member and a de…

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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…

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Creation and innovation are the project’s two main vectors, whose main mission is to design new materials, and test and exploit the application of new technologies that haven’t yet entered into industrial production. It thereby aims to leverage Amorim Cork Composites’ resources, know-how and production processes. Led b…

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…

21 . Mar . 2022
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…

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If you are looking for eco-friendly and sustainable construction materials, cork can be the solution. Find out how Go4cork products can help…

Building (or remodeling) a house is an exciting and challenging project. It's an opportunity to design spaces tailored exactly to your size, choose the materials and finishes that reflect your style, and think through every detail in order to create the home of your dreams. However, building a house also means you can…

Articles 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…

Mobility 09 . Mar . 2018
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With an attractive look and a warm and soft touch, cork is an innovative option for interior vehicle components that combine the beauty of a…

Cork can take on many different shapes, from the simplest to the most complex, to meet the manufacturers' design requirements and create sophisticated and elegant interiors, using, for example, moulding, lamination, extrusion and injection processes. Lightweight, durable and with a high thermal insulation and anti-vibr…

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
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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…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Marco Sousa Santos With a career that spans three decades, Marco Sousa Santos is a Product Design graduate from the Lisbon Faculty of Fine Arts. A founding member of breakthrough Portuguese studio Protodesign (99/01) and cultural platform experimentadesign (98), he founded his own studio in 2002, collaborating with the…

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Awarded with RIBA's Stephen Lawrence 2019

Cork House's innovative character caught the eye of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), that awarded the project with the prize Stephen Lawrence 2019, an award for experimental architectural talent, celebrating projects with a construction budget of less than £1 million.   Marco Goldschmied, the founder o…

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…

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…

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…

20 . Apr . 2022
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…

08 . Jan . 2019
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Inga Sempé Parisian-born Inga Sempé graduate from ENSCI-Les Ateliers (École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle, Paris) in 1993. Since then, she has built up an impressive and diversified portfolio of projects ranging from furniture and lighting to small objects and fabrics. A scholarship holder at the Villa…

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…

News 15 . Apr . 2018
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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 03 . Jan . 2020
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Discovering Cork Inside products

Cork Inside products are available in almost all Go4cork ranges. In the line designed for interior decoration you’ll find them in decorative panels as well as multifunctional rolls. They already appear in the product line for offices and workspaces in memo boards, mouse and desk pads.In these cases, as many of the mate…

21 . Apr . 2022
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…

Articles 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…

26 . Apr . 2022
Load-to-seal

Lower load-to-seal delivers hardware gains, such as optimized hardware designs including lower grade or smaller size fasteners, resulting in lower torques which also benefit from lower distortion issues and safer fastener working ranges.​

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…

21 . Mar . 2022
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…

Articles 11 . Sep . 2019
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Naturally sourced materials such as cork, are an excellent choice to create comfortable 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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