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Corque Design/cork homeware products

The wine industry swears by Portuguese cork to preserve its top vintages, and the material has now caught the attention of the country’s designers eager to find sustainable ways to make products for daily living. Since 2006, Lisbon-based furniture brand Corque Design has used the natural, non-polluting and renewable material. It is extracted every nine years from the bark of the sobreiro tree without the need to cut it down, and is used to craft tableware, lounge chairs, candleholders and, perhaps most approp…



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