- Type Multifunctional modules
- Date 2013
- Dimensions 440 x 380 x 350 mm
- Weight 9.8 kg
- Material High density agglomerated cork
- Edition Limited (8+3)
Made in Portugal with Portuguese cork.
This piece was developed for the Metamorphosis project, for Corticeira Amorim.
The piece exploits the natural characteristics of cork by emphasising its lightness and colour tonalities to create a modular, self-supporting assembly system. The tonal range is expressed as a gradient running from light to dark, laminating the sheets of cork together before making an oblique cut to expose the rich depth of colour variation. A semicircular hole reduces the weight of the pieces, allows light through and increases the surface area for sound absorption. The geometry of the modules is designed to be interlocking and self-supporting. Light enough to be lifted by one person, each module can be arranged in multiple configurations, to be used as a partition, a screen, sound proofing or occasional furniture. Cork Kit – Small was designed to fit in with the Cork Kit – Big module