CUT

Chair

Natural Black Cork and Oak

Design by

Toni Grilo

Magic

Box

Natural Black Cork and Oak

Design by

Rui Pereira

Moon

Mirrors

Natural Black Cork and Oak

Design by

Daniel Vieira

Pencil

low

Natural Black Cork and Oak

Design by

Luis Nascimento

Rolha

Coffee table

Natural Black Cork and Oak

Design by

Gonçalo Campos

Rollerball

shelves

Natural Black Cork and Oak

Design by

Elder Monteiro

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

Sustenaible 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

  • CUT Chair

    Natural Black Cork and Oak

    Dimensions L 46 x W 45 × H 73 cm

    Design by Toni Grilo

  • CUT Stool

    Natural Black Cork and Oak

    Dimensions L 42 x W 45 × H 60 cm

    Design by Toni Grilo

  • O Stool

    Natural Black Cork and Concrete counterweight

    Dimensions Ø 45 × H 45 cm

    Design by Toni Grilo

  • LAYER Coffee Table

    Natural Black Cork and White Cork

    Dimensions L 95 x W 50 × H 35 cm

    Design by Toni Grilo

  • LAYER Console

    Natural Black Cork and White Cork

    Dimensions L 100 x W 35 × H 85 cm

    Design by Toni Grilo

  • MOON mirrors

    Natural Black Cork and Glass

    Dimensions Ø 42 × H 21 cm / Ø 21 × H 11 cm

    Design by Daniel Vieira

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.

Rui Pereira

Rui Pereira is a Portuguese industrial designer, currently living and working in Milan, Italy.

The fascination for contemporary society and its artifacts led him to the world of design. through the use of a clear language with a humorous twist, its aim is to create an immediate connection between user and object. the formal world do not particularly fascinates him, instead his research focuses on finding new perspectives, experiences and creating new typologies. Rui believes that the designer's role is to educate the taste and create a collective environmental awareness in society through the media that surround us.

Elder Monteiro

Elder Monteiro, born Mozambique 1973, Degree in Industrial Design, FBAUL – Faculty of Fine Arts, Lisbon University, where is currently attending is PHD in industrial design. During his career has participated in several exhibitions organized by Experimenta Design (1999 to 2009), ICEP- Portuguese Commercial External Institute and International Cultural Relation Office to promote Portuguese design abroad and IFA “Something different” exhibition which promotes German products around the world, these products design for “Berlin Blindenanstalt” brand are sold at MOMA and Guggenheim. From 2004 trough 2008 formed the Objection Design Company, with designer Toni Grilo. Since 2009 is an invited teacher at the Évora University. His design is driven by his high technology know-how and trough the exploration of materials proprieties limits, trying always to push those boundaries in the development of functional and aesthetic products.

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
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