The design of this tall cork vase represents the abstraction of the trunk of a cork oak after being harvested. The shadow gap accentuates the geometry from before and after the harvest to symbolize the cycle of life. In nine years, the tree is ready once again for harvest.
Studio Corkinho uses organic, sustainable material, harvested in traditional fashion from the cork oak fields in the Portuguese hills of Alentejo. It takes nine years for the cork tree to grow back its bark and as it regenerates, it absorbs five times more carbon from the atmosphere to fuel the photosynthesis it requires. Harvesting the cork is a net benefit to the environment.
Cork is fire retardant, making it a perfect choice for homewares and furniture. It's warm visually, and it's both light and sound-absorbing.