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ClassiCon - Corker, Herzog & de Meuron

New product from the famous architects Herzog & de Meuron: Corker is one of those universal talents that simply look good in any environment as an extra seat or side table. The dark cork creates a warm, velvety haptic and a grounding, stable effect.

ClassiCon - Corker, Herzog & de Meuron

Warm, grounding, stable and flexible in the ways it can be used: Corker is one of those universal talents that simply look good in any environment as an extra seat or side table. Corker is available in three sizes and plays with its nature not only in its name but also in its design: The silhouette of a wine bottle cork served as inspiration. The piece of furniture can almost be viewed as a pop art object due to its direct, simply enlarged reference to an object taken from everyday culture. Corker originated at the London Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012. The design of the temporary summer pavilion was a joint project by the architectural office Herzog & de Meuron and Chinese artist, designer and architect Ai Weiwei. The cork design object was part of the overall concept. The function and design of Corker are timeless, and its material quality is forward-looking: The cork used for the production of Corker in Portugal comes from local, sustainable forestry and is durable and one hundred percent recyclable. At the same time, this piece of furniture owes its inviting, velveteen haptics to the material.

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Herzog & de Meuron
ClassiCon - Corker, Herzog & de Meuron
ClassiCon - Corker, Herzog & de Meuron
Product Overview
Stool or side table. Dark cork with impregnation, milled from one block.
ClassiCon - Corker, Herzog & de Meuron
Product name

Corker

Designer

Herzog & de Meuron

Materials

Cork

Dimensions
Corker No. 1: Height 38 cm, diameter 38 cm
Corker No. 2: Height 40 cm, diameter 50 cm
Corker No. 3: Height 48 cm, diameter 47 cm
Production process
As timeless as the Corker is in function and design, it is equally forward-looking in its material composition: the cork used for production in Portugal comes from local, sustainable forestry. In the traditional family business, all components of the production chain are processed in such a way that no waste is produced: To extract the cork, which lies protected under the outermost bark, the cork oak is carefully peeled every nine years. The wood residues resulting from the selection of the valuable cork serve as fuel for the steam engines in which the cork is formed into a solid cube. The high temperature also gives it its naturally dark colouring. This is then milled into the characteristic cork shape. The Corker series stands for sustainable design and is one hundred percent recyclable.
Year

2022

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"The tactile characteristics of cork seduce people to touch the material and to enjoy sitting on it. It is warm and soft, yet you do not sink into it as you would with a cushion. It is easy to keep the pelvis in an upright position and you can therefore sit in a comfortable and healthy position." Jacques Herzog / Herzog & de Meuron, January 2022
ClassiCon - Corker, Herzog & de Meuron
ClassiCon - Corker, Herzog & de Meuron
ClassiCon - Corker, Herzog & de Meuron
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