Czech designer Lucie Koldova used a sustainable material to create a highly modern sofa design for Belgian design brand Per/Use. The contemporary sofa is made out of cork – an impermeable, elastic and fire resistant material with varied applications. In the case of the Corques Sofa, cork was perfect for sculpting a contemporary sofa which was then adorned with colorful Divina fabric from Kvadrat. The large-scale cork sofa was chiseled out of a single block of pressed cork, varnished and perfected to appeal to your sight and touch in a subtle yet unforgettable manner.
We know why we should use natural materials in our home, so this sleek sofa should fit right in an urban or rural modern residence. Flaunting a curvaceous body, this modern cork sofa withholds vital information in its beauty. The sustainable cork block is actually production leftover from Portuguese bottle cork factories, adding an eco-friendly dimension to the eye-catching design. Unlikely to dent, the durable cork works wonders in design whenever a designer plays with it. We’ve seen large-scale portraits done in cork bottle stoppers and push-pin stool/tables. It was time for something larger, that pushes the limits of this material even further.
Think about it, how would a modern cork sofa like this one look in your home?
The Componibili Storage Unit was designed in 1968 by Anna Castelli Ferrieri for Kartell. A design classic, it is on show at New York’s MoMA and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Functional, adaptable and smart, this hard-wearing and versatile unit has many uses around the home. Componibili units are stackable, available in round and square versions, varied sizes and several colors.
You can never have enough storage in the kitchen. If you lack cabinet space but have just enough room along an area of a wall, an armoire can serve as a wonderful pantry. Check out this great example from Decoholic. Alternatively, you could use the same idea as above, but for coffee instead. Ever Evolving Life 4-5 shows the complete transformation this armoire went through to become a cute little coffee bar.