Cork is good for more than just plugging wine bottles. A 100% natural material, cork is won from the bark of the cork oak. The trees are not damaged at harvest; within ten to twelve years a new layer of cork grows that can be utilized again.
Cork has a number of surprising properties: it protects trees from forest fires, acts as insulation, and absorbs loud noises. It can be ground without additives and pressure-heated to form blocks that can be cut to make furniture, accessories, or architectural elements.
We utilize the insulating properties and natural aesthetics of pressure-heated cork waste generated in the production of bottle stoppers to clad the façades of Caro + Louis.