The use of unusual materials in the creation of furniture and lighting items has placed the industry on a fast-forward lane through creativity. Belgium-based Twodesigners exemplify this by creating the Kork family – a collection of cork objects for the home. This joining of a light material like cork and a strong one like metal balances the design. Tables to use around the house and lamps to hang above the table are part of the Kork family. Rounded shapes finished with attention are found both in the tables and lamps.
“Every combination has its own identity as well on a visual level as on a functional level. Every piece is composed of a metal hooping in which two elements enter and combine. The use of cork as a material guarantees an assembly without using any paste or screw. The metal hooping compresses the two elements and creates a mechanical solidity.”