Mass

Black cork and oak

Design by

Digitalab

Frame

Black cork, steel and glass

Design by

Toni Grilo

Cacao

Black cork

Design by

Toni Grilo

Exo

Black cork and mirror

Design by

Toni Grilo

CUT

Black cork and oak

Design by

Toni Grilo

Ypsilon

Black cork and ash wood

Design by

Toni Grilo

Omega

Black cork and ash wood

Design by

Toni Grilo

Moon

Mirrors

Black cork and mirror

Design by

Daniel Vieira

Pencil

low

Black cork with or without white cork

Design by

Luis Nascimento

Rolha

Coffee table

Black cork and oak

Design by

Gonçalo Campos

Bollean

Globe and Tube

Black cork

Design by

Toni Grilo

Tosco

Lamp

Black cork

Design by

Toni Grilo

O

Stool

Black cork and concrete counterweight

Design by

Toni Grilo

Under Construction

500 and 1000

Black cork

Design by

Manuel Vital

About

Brand by

Blackcork is a Portuguese
contemporary furniture brand.

The essence of the brand is based on the transformation of a material: expanded black cork

Sofalca, a company from Portugal, manufacturer of black cork expanded agglomerate since 1966, for thermic and acoustic

insulation in construction and decoration in architecture, is now design editor: intended to sublimate the subject betting heavily on original and innovative design with the brand Blackcork.

The designer and art director Toni Grilo invited the talented new generation of Portuguese designers to develop the first collection of 2014.

The Cork

Sustainable Design.

It is only used cork of the branches (falca) for the manufacture of cork granules. These are block clusters in autoclave, being 100% natural process, without use of aditives. the technology, developped by Sofalca, consists of injecting water vapor through the pellets that will expand and agglutinate with the resins of the cork itself.

This "cooking" gives also a dark color to the agglomerated cork,

like chocolate. In the production of steam is used biomass, obtained on milling and cleaning the falca, what makes it truly ecological production and without waste, 95% energy self-sufficient.

This super-material, cork, offers so many advantages, because in addition to being an excellent thermic, acoustic insulation and antivibration, is also a CO2 sink playing a key role in the environment.

The Collection

  • Cacao Chaise Longue

    Black cork

    Design by Toni Grilo

  • Cacao Lounge Chair

    Black cork

    Design by Toni Grilo

  • Frame Console

    Black cork, steel and glass

    Design by Toni Grilo

  • Frame Low Table

    Black cork, steel and glass

    Design by Toni Grilo

  • Frame Side Table

    Black cork, steel and glass

    Design by Toni Grilo

  • Exo Round Mirror

    Black cork and mirror

    Design by Toni Grilo

Designers

Toni Grilo

Designer and art director, Toni Grilo was born in Nancy in 1979.

Graduate of the École Boulle in Paris in 2001, he immediately goes to Lisbon, continuing to develop projects in France. At the end of Europe, finding its roots, he discovers a rich industrial and craft country, and is obsessed by the beauty of technical processes and materials. After various collaborations, he decides to stay permanently in Portugal: he founds in 2005 a first agency, Objection, with the designer Elder Monteiro, but in 2008 he opens his own studio, creating products, furniture and scenography.

Now based in Porto, he manages several international brands such as Riluc, Haymann, Blackcork or the centenary silver manufacture Topázio.

Daniel Vieira

Daniel Vieira, born 1982, Portugal, studied industrial design, graduating in 2006.

In 2009 he was awarded the 'Daciano da Costa' in National Design Award in the category design industrial/equipment. e jury enhanced the “simplicity and conceptual coherence of the presented products and systems”. Completed the Master's degree in 2010, with a monograph on the industrial designer Eduardo Afonso Dias, entitled: Two decades of product design in Portuguese.

With the co-orientation of portuguese designer Carlos Aguiar. In that same year opened his own office 0kcal lda.Starts a new path in 2013, explore the junction between industrial design and the world around us, creating new identities for objects.

Gonçalo Campos

Portuguese-born Gonçalo Campos, prides in finding surprising solutions, through the sound combination of materials and production methods, in a process that starts from within the object. He takes advantage of the available production methods leveraging their potential to develop ingenious and practical products. Known for a signature mix of humor and pragmatism, he collaborates with international brands, designing furniture, accessories, lighting, and consulting.

Luís Nascimento

Luís Nascimento is a Portuguese designer. He lives and works in Setúbal, Portugal. His work wanders between product, graphic design and illustration. He is inspired by arts and crafts and believes there’s no substitute to a talented craftsman when it comes to delivering quality products. As a designer, he communicates through his work some topics which he considers relevant aimed to provoke some discussion around these same subjects. He is permanently questioning himself what is the role of design in our society either local or global and how can it be used as an important tool to change the current context. His work has been exhibited in Portugal and abroad. He collaborated with companies like Droog, TemaHome, Piodão Group, Hitachi, ExperimentaDesign, Edinteriores, Coral, Scudeguia, Loja do Sal.

Contacts

  • BLACKCORK | SOFALCA
  • Sociedade Central de Produtos de Cortiça, Lda.
  • Estrada Nacional n.º 2, Km 413.2,
    Bemposta - 2205-213
    Abrantes – Portugal
  • Telephone: +351 241 732 165
    Fax: +351 241 732 210
  • Email: info@sofalca.pt
  • COMERCIAL DEPARTMENT

    Angela Almeida
    E-mail: info@blackcork.pt
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