Amorim Wise Origem Capsule Collection │ 2019

Amorim Wise Origem Capsule Collection │ 2019

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

Origem Capsule Collection is a floor and wall coverings 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.

Origem captures the essence of the colors from the Montado, the fragile and important ecosystem where cork has its origins. The greens and oranges are the background tones of this landscape, that slowly changes its hues each harvesting season. The collection transports different color elements of this landscape to our everyday life, adding a touch of nature to our homes and offices. Comprising 8 colors for flooring and 2 colors for wall coverings, Origem takes its orange and green tones from nature, adding bright yellow and grey as contrasting elements.

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