When you think about cork in interior design I believe most of us see in front of us the horrible dark linoleum flooring from the 1970’s but this ecological material has reinvented itself, and I would for sure put it on my floors and even walls without any hesitation! The peasant look of cork has transformed itself to pure sophistication. What I like with this material is the nice texture from the bark showing through. The cork mixed with a metallic color gives it a very contemporary look. And as it is an impermeable material it goes perfectly in a bathroom. The cork gives the room divider the perfect woody feeling. The cork comes from the Cork Oak tree. Once the tree is 25 years old the cork is stripped from the trunks every 10 years, so it is also a sustainable material. The trees lives for ca 200 years! Different ideas for cork tiles. These are made from recycled wine stoppers. Gathered from various drop-off points where people can deposit used wine corks. The imagination of cork goes all the way into furniture and lamps……… New York based designer Daniel Michalik is always interested in underutilized and unconventional materials in his creations. I am sure this lounge is a great seating for a good book and a glass of wine! Jasper Morrisons cork stools for Vitra made in 2004 have entered the classics in the interior design. The British Designer Benjamin Hubert made these pendants from the waste that’s created as wine stoppers are produced. I like the golden effect the light gives to the cork inside when lit up.