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CEDRIC ETIENNE - STUDIO CORKINHO

BS01

Studio Corkinho presents a modular system to create versatile

architectures, made of massive compressed burnt cork.

 

Playing with the power of proportion, size and scale, Studio

Corkinho proposes simple shapes in connection with its environment, and invite the user to connect with matter. Tactility is key to this work, as it reverses the perception of what cork can offer as a building material. Inspired by the cycle of the harvest, Studio Corkinho used the number 9 to set up its own “golden ratio”. A mathematical principle, to align a grid of abstract volumes to imagine furniture settings, micro architectures or domestic interventions.

 

BS01, is an abstraction of brutalistic stool composed by only four blocks of compressed burnt cork. The skin of these blocks affects instantly the memory of the user, but leaves some void in the

reflection about its origin.

 

A moment of emptiness in between body and mind.

material

dimensions

year

 

 

burnt, compressed cork

90 × 80 × 45 cm

2018

MOTHER COLLECTION

Studio Corkinho is a multidisciplinary design studio aiming to change people’s perceptions and awareness of objects and materials

 

that we think deserve attention because of their unique values.

MOTHER is Studio Corkinho’s first series of 6 collectibles made completely from 100% reclaimed cork. It’s a tribute to mother

nature and her seamless shape - the circle. The circle as a metaphor for the infinite, the timeless-ness. How time is perceived in the culture of the cork harvest. Where nature only determines when time is right, and how it affects its output.

 

Studio Corkinho challenged the extreme potential of cork in order to relate it to another natural element: water. Using cylindrical volumes as basic archetype, Studio Corkinho proposes a series of abstract shapes reverted into functional objects.

 

Mainly placed as decorative collectible, these items can be set as vase, pot, plate, coaster … but at the same time leaves its functional interpretation open for many more ideas of use.

material

dimensions

year

 

burnt, compressed cork

various

2018

www.studiocorkinho.com

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

GRAPHIC DESIGN BY BUREAU ADRIAAN TAS

IMAGES BY ALEXANDER POPELIER

WEB DEVELOPMENT BY BRUT_collective

Bold movements and emotions

beyond functionality