Amorim Wise Burel Cork Wall Capsule Collection │ 2022

Amorim Wise Burel Cork Wall Capsule Collection

PD23 Winner

Category:Furniture - Floor and Wallcovering UnitsLocation:São Paio de Oleiros, PortugalDesigner:Ana Teixeira, Vicara Design Studio, São Paio de Oleiros, PortugalManufacturer:Amorim Cork Flooring, Aveiro, Portugal

Burel Capsule Collection is a wall covering collection made of cork, one of the most remarkable and sustainable raw materials. Cork is the outer bark of the Cork Oak tree (Quercus suber L), a slow growing tree from the Mediterranean basin, with a lifespan of around 200 years. Cork is a completely natural raw material, with unique properties that give it an unrivalled character. It is completely biodegradable, renewable, and recyclable.

The harvesting of this unique raw material is done without ever cutting or damaging the tree and has a positive impact on the environment, as the cork oak tree plays a central role in the development of the Mediterranean region. The Montado (cork oak forest) is one of the world’s 36 biodiversity hotspots, perfectly adapted to the warm climate and arid soil, protecting against erosion and desertification.

The Cork Oak Forest also provides an essential contribution to the air quality, by absorbing carbon dioxide. In fact, cork’s ability to retain CO₂ is truly remarkable – it is estimated that for each ton of cork produced, the cork oak forest can retain up to 73 tons of CO₂, a vital contribution for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, the main cause of climate change.

The Burel Cork Wall capsule collection combines two of the most traditional Portuguese materials: cork and burel. Mixing cork with colored wool, Burel Cork Wall presents a unique collection, that preserves the century-old traditions of Portuguese manufacturing. Born from a collaborative system of circular production, the waste from both industries are used to create an innovative product, a wall covering solution that will transform any space in a welcoming environment.Burel Cork Wall offers five visuals with warm tones such as red and orange for a more intimate atmosphere and lighter tones such as blue, grey, and green for a fresh and contemporary look.

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