Cork’s cell membranes resemble a honeycomb structure enabling it to provide beauty, protection and durability to everything from wine stoppers to acoustic flooring. Besides that, it has been used by some of the world’s most celebrated architects, fashion designers, engineers and artists in different fields.
Arts & Fashion & Technology
In tribute to Antoni Gaudí’s spiritual and decorative love of nature, Barcelona’s Sagrada Família flooring was coated in cork. The trend was followed by the Leonardo da Vinci Museum in Milan and Nezu Museum in Tokyo. Also, some of the world’s most famous designers: Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Manolo Blahnik, Prada and Stella McCartney have integrated cork in their collections. In the world space industry, NASA has chosen cork to protect the heat shields and plates coating on their spacecraft.