For a while now I've noticed that more and more wine companies have been using those horrible plastic-esque corks in wine bottles instead of the real deal. I say if it aint broken don't fix it.
But even if the wine industry is turning its back on the material it is popping up elsewhere.
Furniture designer Daniel Michalik uses cork to create these beautiful pieces.
Cortica Chaise longue
Onda Wall instillation
Another piece that caught my eye recently was by American design company Skram
Cork Bowl 1
cork bowl with black lacquer base
So here's to cork may it live long and prosper.