Expanded cork was developed in the mid 1990s to provide a 100% natural insulation material and recyclable, using parts of the cork bark that were not previously used. It is a fantastic insulation material as the expanded cells contain 50% air and are also waterproof and fireproof.
Photo © Manuel Rio Casali Tania da Cruz was born in Lisbon (Portugal), grew up in Brussels (Belgium) and finally landed in Italy. From Aug 2011 to Nov 2011 she worked at Marcel Wanders’ studio in Amsterdam. She exhibit her first collection at SaloneSatellite at Milano Design Week in 2011. And this year she exhibited at the SaloneSatellite where she was the 1º prize winner of the Satellite Award 2013 with ‘BRAQUE‘. Her ‘Modular acoustic tile for sound absorbtion’ also uses expanded cork.