(experimentadesign) > Collections

Reusable and completely biodegradable, cork is one of the most versatile and sustainable materials in the world -environmentally, socially and economically. Impermeable to liquids and gases, elastic, compressible, highly resistant yet light and buoyant, cork's potential as a leading material for the 21st CENTURY is only now being realized, with cutting edge R&D pushing the boundaries of invention.

Spearheading this drive for innovation is the Portuguese company Amorim, world leader in the cork industry. In addition to high-performance applications for the aeronautical, construction and wine-producing industries Amorim is now looking to put cork center stage into the everyday. Fusing the material's unique sensory qualities and personality with a designer's flair, MATERIA is a collection of objects that work well and feel good in contemporary homes and lifestyles. Curated by experimentadesign, it was designed by 10 leading Portuguese and international designers and studios. For more info: www.materia.amorim.com