These childrens' chairs are made completely from cork that originates as the waste material from the bottle stopper industry. Cork has tremendous potential to perform in ways unlike any other material, as well as being an environmentally responsible material. These chairs are the result of the desire to develop my own techniques for casting granulated cork. Through learning to cast the material I am able to insure the ecological responsibility of all binding agents used, as well as streamline from scratch the production processes. Cast cork produces a dense, unusual texture, highly attractive and intriguing to the eyes and hands of young children. I hope to adapt the technique in the future to produce an adult-size version, but for now we will just have to wish we were tiny again...
Designer: Daniel Michalik