Cork.

Such a natural.

Cork is the outer bark of a tree which simply grows back whenever harvested. The tree lives on. So you feel great. And the seat feels even better. Cork is beautifully tactile. Warm. Welcoming. Not to mention lightweight, sound absorbing and very resilient. A natural for work, hospitality and home space.

Our SU collection by Nendo reflects Emeco’s ongoing exploration of eco-conscious materials. Cork is a natural rapidly renewable material that is biodegradable and recyclable. It is light, sound absorbing, anti-bacterial and very resilient. Shaped into a SU seat, it is tactile with a feeling of warmth.

The bark of a cork tree can be harvested, or “stripped”, without any damage to the tree every 9 or 10 years until the tree is 200 to 250 years old. Every single morsel of cork, including the scraps created during the manufacturing process, is collected and saved for recycling and turned into new products. Harvesting cork is done without machinery. It is an art handed down from generation to generation.

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