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The 20 BEST PROPOSALS of the CORK COMPETITION
|Juan Soriano Blanco||New dimension tiles|
|Pauline Ariaux & Jacopo Ferrari||Songs|
|Giulia Cappelletti||Camera case|
|Anna Loskiewicz||Cork Beehive|
|Rui Pereira & Ryosuke Fukusada||Inrou|
|Sou Fujimoto Architects||Cork Chair|
|Fabio Molinas||Cork, a material with many faces|
|Johannes Hemann||Cork storm series|
|Jannu Carrillo Molina||stOreggs|
The jury has selected during the last 6th and 7th of July, the 20 best project proposals based on clear relevance and application in the improvement of existing product lines, and/or the generation of new applications or product lines.
The jury comprises:
Carlos de Jesus, Director of Marketing and Communication at Corticeira Amorim, Porto
Raquel Castro, Industrial Designer at Corticeira Amorim, Porto
Pedrita,Pedro Ferreira, Rita João, Designers, Lisbon
Cathleen O'Rourke, Director Europe of Parsons The New School for Design, Paris
Gabriele Pezzini,Hermès Design Consultant, Paris
Luisa González-Portillo, Academic Director Domaine de Boisbuchet and Coordinator Masters of Design and Innovation, IED Madrid
Alexander von Vegesack, President of CIRECA , Chairman of the Board at Vitra Design Museum
Corticeira Amorim invites the winners to participate in a specialized workshop (free of charge) at the Domaine de Boisbuchet.
The goal of the workshop is to develop prototypes of the 20 selected ideas. The designer duo, Pedrita and an Amorim marketing expert as well as a technician will support each participant in the development process.
At the end of the workshop the jury will select the best project and the winner will receive an
Award of 10´000 - €
Can we participate as a team ?
Yes you can participate as a team, but only one person from the team could be invited to come to Boisbuchet and realize the final product.
Waste from cork production:
There’s virtually no waste in the cork industry. After being harvested from the cork oak tree 8every nine years without damaging the three), the higher quality raw material is selected for cork stoppers production. All cork that has not enough quality or thickness to be used in cork stoppers production is grinded and used to produce agglomerated cork stoppers and cork agglomerates.
The waste from the cork stopper production (“apara” is the Portuguese word for that byproduct) is also incorporated in the production of these agglomerates, which are then transformed in all sorts of products (technical cork stoppers, included).
All byproducts resulting from cork manufacturing are either re-incorporated in the production of new agglomerates and composites or used as biomass for energy production.
When exactly is the final deadline for handing in entires ?
The deadline is the 30th of June 2012, Saturday night at 23:59 GMT
Please read these 6 pdf´s for your information. They include information about Cork, the material, it´s properties, processes and history, former applications, the cork producer Amorim and their products:
About Amorim part 1 About Amorim part 2