Corker

€909,95 - €1.002,95
Material & Finish:
Cork
Dimensions: 38 x 38 x h 43.5 cm

The Corker originated at the London Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012. The design of the temporary summer pavilion was a joint project by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei. The stool was part of the overall concept of using cork; a natural, insulating material, warm and soft to the touch and which possesses a strong olfactory sensation.

 

The silhouette of a wine bottle cork served as the inspiration for Corker, almost alluding to pop art with its direct, simply enlarged reference to an object taken from everyday culture. Corker is available in three sizes. 

 
In collaboration with ClassiCon

Corker

€909,95 - €1.002,95

The Corker originated at the London Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2012. The design of the temporary summer pavilion was a joint project by Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei. The stool was part of the overall concept of using cork; a natural, insulating material, warm and soft to the touch and which possesses a strong olfactory sensation.

 

The silhouette of a wine bottle cork served as the inspiration for Corker, almost alluding to pop art with its direct, simply enlarged reference to an object taken from everyday culture. Corker is available in three sizes. 

 
In collaboration with ClassiCon

Corker

€909,95 - €1.002,95
Material & Finish:
Cork
Dimensions: 38 x 38 x h 43.5 cm
Specification

The cork used for the production of Corker in Portugal comes from local, sustainable forestry and is derived from a recycled agglomerate of waste insulation cork. It is durable, and one hundred percent recyclable.

In the making

Carved from two blocks of cork  

 

The Corker is carved from two blocks of cork. The material starts as a recycled agglomerate of waste insulation cork. These granules are placed inside an autoclave; with heat and pressure, the cork granules expand and release cork’s natural resins, which act as a binder. This heat-based process produces its rich, dark colour and smoky scent. The two parts are then machined on a 5-axis CNC and jointed together.

Related projects

Nr 400  

 

Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Herzog & de Meuron and Ai Weiwei  

 

Every year since 2000, a different architect has been responsible for creating the Serpentine Gallery’s Summer Pavilion for Kensington Gardens. That makes eleven Pavilions so far, our contribution is the twelfth. So many Pavilions in so many different shapes and out of so many different materials have been conceived and built that we tried instinctively to sidestep the unavoidable problem of creating an object, a concrete shape.

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