The Belgian design brand PER/USE has recently introduced a selection of new products defined by craftsmanship and soul. One of their new products is the trendy and sustainable Corques Sofa, designed by Lucie Koldova. The Corques Sofa uses cork as its base material, a sustainable material that comes from production leftovers in Portuguese bottle cork factories.
The choice of material goes hand in hand with the timeless design character. The sinuous forms of the sofa complements the earthy coloured cork, and plays beautifully with the colourful Divina fabric from Kvadrat.
Cork is known for its distinctive properties of elasticity, durability and low conductivity. On top of this, it is completely natural and biodegradable which makes it a very attractive material to work with. Other benefits are the versatility of this material and the resistance to wear and tear. It is a delight to see cork used in such an application.
Dimensions 1-seater: W 120 cm, D 90 cm, H 92 cm.
Dimensions 2-seater: W 190 cm, D 88 cm, H 94 cm.
Lucie Koldova, born in the Czech Republic in 1983, graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in 2009. She moved to Paris where she worked in the studio of Arik Levy as a furniture designer. Simultaneously she developed her own creations for various companies, and in 2012 she set up her own studio in Paris. Lucie Koldova works in a minimalist and sensual style. A major breakthrough were the ‘Balloon’ and ‘Muffins’ lighting objects for the Czech blown glass specialist Brokis in 2010. Since then, she has perfected her poetic collection with creations for Lasvit, La Chance and When Objects Work. The most recent awards she has won, are the Czech Grand Designer of the Year in 2013 and the Elle Decoration CZ award in 2012 and 2013 in furniture and lighting.
*All images and information courtesy of PER/USE.