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08 . Jan . 2019
Designers

Curated by experimentadesign, MATERIA débuts 14 projects by 12 designers.

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…

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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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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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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…

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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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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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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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
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”…

News 10 . Feb . 2021
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Do you feel there are differences between how cork is perceived by designers and consumers, depending on where you are?

There will always be different perceptions, especially in the countries where one exhibits. Certain design fairs specialise in exhibiting only collectible high-end design, where others focus on commercial products. Most European exhibitors or retailers will have a better understanding of the products presented due to t…

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About Tiago Sá da Costa

Tiago Sá da Costa is a Portuguese product designer and his Studio TSC is currently based in Den Bosch, the Netherlands.  At Studio TSC, Tiago's work is focused on ecological design, with cork as a core research matter. Much of Tiago's work has been exploring the functional uses and physical and aesthetic boundaries of…

News 15 . May . 2017
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Amorim has been encouraging designers to envision and explore another world.

Harvested every nine years, without any tree being felled during the process, cork gives rise to an endless array of products, from the traditional to the most innovative and unexpected.

08 . Jan . 2019
Our Collection

Curated by experimentadesign, MATERIA débuts 14 projects by 12 designers.

News 25 . Oct . 2016
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Curated by experimentadesign, this collection produced by Amorim Cork Composites now includes 24 items designed by 12 national and internati…

TIPSY is the latest item to be included in Amorim Cork Composites MATERIA collection - a set of new cork products that can be seamlessly and functionally integrated into our everyday lives.

News 25 . Aug . 2020
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Two designers from Antwerp have fallen in love with cork. What is your very first memory of this material?

For a design contest, I was looking for a genuine natural material with unique properties in terms of tactility and sound absorption. Our research led us to cork. So we decided to return to the source. Our first visit to the cork forest at harvest time was really magical. The discovery of the culture of cork, in its pu…

News 30 . Jan . 2017
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"The reception of the Beller collection has exceeded all my expectations."

"We have already won two major awards in the US, and the feedback from architects, traders, and designers has been great."

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…

News 10 . Jul . 2018
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Campana Brothers present their first collection of cork furniture

Sobreiro is the new collection from the Brazilian designers, developed in partnership with Corticeira Amorim, Época and the European Capital of Furniture.

News 15 . Feb . 2017
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Cork under the spotlight of Stockholm Furniture Fair

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.

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.”

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.

Case Studies 27 . Feb . 2019
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Manufactured in aluminium with a lacquered finish, the Rion chair, which served as a starting point for this project, is a creation of the designers Andrea Radice e Folco Orlandini for Fast, a furniture brand. Marta Sande Castro worked with the white version, but the model is available in eight colours.

News 07 . Dec . 2017
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Cork acoustic panels in Singapore

Interview with Gabriel Tan, designer.

News 27 . Apr . 2022
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Pedro Cabrita Reis, Ai Weiwei, Serpentine Gallery and Tom Dixon

Another objective is to provide monitoring and technical support for projects with world-renowned architects, designers and artists. This has been the basis for creating unique works, such as the recent sculptures “The Three Graces” by Pedro Cabrita Reis, the self-portrait of Ai Weiwei, temporary installations such as…

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
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Jasper Morrison, British product designer

Cork is a material which is certainly worthy of attention in design. Its appeal lies in the combination of its old-world appeal and new-world technical capabilities.

News 03 . Jul . 2017
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Cork is a 100% natural and recyclable raw material that inspires designers creativity. Cork can enter the industry in processes such as: 3D moulding, CNC machining, lamination with different materials, compression moulding, and board on frame.

Articles 09 . Aug . 2019
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7 reasons to use cork in your home construction and decoration

Cork has been gaining prominence among architects, engineers and designers worldwide, who use it in increasingly creative and innovative ways. Indulge yourself, and enjoy all the benefits that this natural material has to offer.

News 18 . Dec . 2020
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WOW: Cork displays more than 9000 years of human history

Interview with Emma Lochery, curator, and designer of The Bridge Collection museum.

News 08 . Sep . 2021
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“The versatility of cork is fascinating”

Designer Christian Watson uses cork in his first furniture collection.

News 28 . Mar . 2017
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Mega cork installation in the inauguration of the Natural History Museum in Tel Aviv

"Blocks" is the name of the mega installation by the designer Rona Meyuchas-Koblenz.

Case Studies 04 . Oct . 2016
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Main Goal

The main goal of MATERIA is to raise the profile of the cork and conquer new territories and new audiences. The perfect cocktail for success is created by combining the inspiration of various designers - through a collection where the cork is the main feature (albeit combined with other materials) - with its multifacet…

Case Studies 13 . Sep . 2018
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Submaterial

Founded in 2006, the US studio Submaterial is dedicated to the development of wall coverings and panels designed to reduce indoor acoustic impact. Manufactured from sustainable raw materials, such as wool felt and cork, their wall coverings are highly valued by architects and interior designers and have already won a n…

Case Studies 29 . Nov . 2018
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About Gisela Simas

Gisela Simas belongs to a new generation of Brazilian designers. She lives in London, where she studied Industrial and Product Design at Central Saint Martins and founded the Original Practical Design Limited (OPD) studio. Her work is characterised by timeless aesthetics, functionality and purity of lines, not conceivi…

Case Studies 30 . May . 2019
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The result of the work developed by the ten designers was presented to the public, for the first time, in Lisbon, at the design and architecture biennial, EXD’13, and it included not only proposals where cork was the only raw material used, but also solutions that combined cork with materials such as concrete, metal or…

Case Studies 14 . Oct . 2016
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Cork surfboards with Amorim Cork Composites' Corecork technology, relatively thin, strong face sheets bonded to thicker, lightweight core materials. These boards were the result of a joint work from dozens of designers, researchers, aerodynamics and materials development experts and the professional surfer Garrett McNa…

08 . Jan . 2019
A different insight into cork

MATERIA cork by Amorim curated by Experimentadesign is a collection of everyday objects produced in cork. Each piece combines the unique personality and properties of cork with a contemporary glance from 12 different national and international studios and designers: Big Game, Daniel Caramelo, Fernando Brízio, Filipe Al…

About Us 27 . Sep . 2016
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It is at the forefront of industry, technology and sustainability

Its signature is on the most unlikely everyday objects, Olympic sports equipment, organic solvents, high profile global works, state-of-the-art road and railway projects, spacecraft... Within the panorama of contemporary creation, it challenges designers, scientists and architects to explore the endless potential of co…

Case Studies 30 . May . 2019
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Cork in the garden of the future, by Tom Dixon and IKEA

The interactive garden created by the British designer won the silver medal at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show, in London, organised by the Royal Horticultural Society.

News 27 . Sep . 2019
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Leonor Antunes

Born in Lisbon in 1972, she has lived in Berlin since 2004. Leonor Antunes's design work is known for its affinity with modernism and its specific geometric patterns, as well as the shapes and structures that were particularly valued by architects and designers in the early 20th century. Her work is mathematical, with…

07 . Apr . 2022
Cork at the service of design and sustainability

Raw materials of natural origin, such as cork which is 100% natural, recyclable and renewable, are an innovative and sustainable option for creating functional goods, with aesthetic concern, that accompany us at home, at work and during leisure time. It is estimated that for every tonne of cork produced, cork oak fores…

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New cork objects designed by Gisela Simas

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.

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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.

News 07 . Mar . 2018
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The idea of using this innovative solution, combining cork and concrete, in the Lisbon Cruise Terminal was developed in the framework of the…

The Metamorphosis project resulted from an invitation made by Experimentadesign to several architects and designers to think about new ways of using cork. Architects were asked to use cork in construction solutions, if possible. This challenge came at the same time that I was developing a project for the Cruise Termina…

08 . Jan . 2019
Experimentadesign

As a cultural non-profit association experimentadesign is a content generating platform geared towards the promotion of design and its role as an operative tool for positive change and mediation in contemporary society. Known for its flagship project - the EXD Biennale – experimentadesign celebrated its 10th anniversar…

Articles 03 . Jul . 2019
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Because every choice counts, we've put together three tips for more sustainable interior design. These may be small steps, but they impact both your quality of life and the planet. Take note. 1. Give preference to natural lightingMake the most of daylight. Even if the size of your home’s windows or its exposure to the…

Case Studies 03 . Oct . 2016
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Knoll – the world-leading North American manufacturer of modern furniture for the home and office – has rediscovered cork as a raw material…

Norwegian designer Lars Beller Fjetland designed the Porto and Lisbon cork tiles included in the Beller Collection from Spinneybeck, which chose Amorim Cork Composites to produce these decorative modules that guarantee thermal and acoustic insulation performance. The collection won the #MetropolisLikes prize in NeoCon…

News 26 . Sep . 2019
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Matthew Barnett Howland

Matthew Barnett Howland is an award-winning British designer, teacher, and researcher. In recent years, he has dedicated himself to the study of cork as a building material, looking for an alternative to conventional building systems. In the development of the Cork House project as a whole, he worked in partnership wit…

News 24 . Jun . 2021
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It is in bustling New York that the first Google Store comes to life. In contrast to the city’s frenetic pace and the concrete colors, cork was the material chosen for development of the store’s items of furniture, bringing a sense of calm to the Great Apple and fostering a perfect symbiosis between Nature and Technolo…

Case Studies 25 . Jan . 2022
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Amorim cork is used inside the MINI Strip

Integrated in the dashboard, sun visors and doors, cork is a natural raw material, thus contributing to reduce the environmental footprint of this unique specimen custom-made by the German manufacturer, which features the signature of the British designer Paul Smith. Supplied by Amorim Cork Composites, cork also provid…

05 . Apr . 2018
We’re innovating in the global footwear industry with attractive, comfortable and natural materials.

Cork is a natural, comfortable, lightweight and attractive material. It gives a touch of distinction and originality to the items into which it is incorporated, since it is a natural product. Footcork has its own digital fingerprint, which makes each pair of shoes unique. Cork skin can, for example, be used with its na…

19 . Apr . 2022
We’re innovating in the global footwear industry with attractive, comfortable and natural materials.

Cork is a natural, comfortable, lightweight and attractive material. It gives a touch of distinction and originality to the items into which it is incorporated, since it is a natural product. Footcork has its own digital fingerprint, which makes each pair of shoes unique. Cork skin can, for example, be used with its na…

10 . Jul . 2019
Luxury vinyl tile flooring

It is an increasingly popular product and yet it does not have an established definition.  We hear LVT,  LVP and LVS among other acronyms. The acronym LVT is the most popular of the terms and used to identify “luxury vinyl tile flooring.” As luxury vinyl tile flooring came into popularity, flooring manufacturers and de…

21 . Apr . 2022
Luxury vinyl tile flooring

It is an increasingly popular product and yet it does not have an established definition.  We hear LVT,  LVP and LVS among other acronyms. The acronym LVT is the most popular of the terms and used to identify “luxury vinyl tile flooring.” As luxury vinyl tile flooring came into popularity, flooring manufacturers and de…

News 04 . Jun . 2021
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In contrast to the noisy and polluted streets around Somerset House, Forest for Change will be an oasis of calm. Developed by landscape designer, Philip Jaffa of Scape, the pavilion will incorporate 400 trees in total. When the courtyard of the London palace was built in the 18th century, the project prohibited the inc…

27 . Sep . 2016
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