I have discovered that when handled correctly, the natural flexibility of cork allows it to form fantastic, complex shapes no other material can match. At over 72 inches long, Cortiça is a full-size chaise longue with a place for head, heels, and everything in between.
The balanced form, along with the pliability of the material allows the user of this lounge to rock gently from side to side or on her back with a great degree of stability. The result is a sensation of floating, weightlessness and total support.
Knowing that cork is naturally 100% waterproof, I decided to tackle a little experiment. With two intrepid stunt pilots, I took the shop chaise down to a local beach, and rode it right out into Buzzards Bay! Floats like, well, a cork--only more ergonomic. But don't take our word for it, see for yourself here!
Designer: Daniel Michalik