Corked connections

PMC Design exhibited Tomas Kral's Plug collection of recyclable furniture at Maison et Objet 2014.

Tomas Kral transforms the image of a simple cork with his ’s Plug collection of recyclable furniture.

Slovakian-born, Swiss-based designer product designer Kral is renowned for designing objects that are accessible, comprehensible and combine traditional materials with revolutionary technologies.

His Plug collection includes a variety of lamps, vases, chairs and side tables, all made using cork as the primary material.

Each object in the collection draws a distinct connection between two materials: glass and cork. Through this connection Kral is able to establish a relationship of opposites: glass is hard, heavy, shiny and cold, while cork is soft, light, matte and smooth.

The Plug collection was exhibited by PMC Design, a Spanish product design company, at the 2014 Maison et Objet trade show in Paris, France. 

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