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BLACKCORK

BLACKCORK is a contemporary furniture
and lighting brand, created in 2014. The partnership between Sofalca an the designer and creative director Toni Grilo, was the begining of a great journey that brought us to where we are today. The essence of the brand is based on the transformation of a material: expanded black cork.

BLACKCORK-HERO

BLACKCORK is a contemporary furniture
and lighting brand, created in 2014. The partnership between Sofalca an the designer and creative director Toni Grilo, was the begining of a great journey that brought us to where we are today. The essence of the brand is based on the transformation of a material: expanded black cork.

BLACKCORK-HERO

TONI GRILO

Creative Direction

Designer and Art Director, Toni Grilo was born in France in 1979. Graduate by the École Boulle in Paris in 2001, he immediately goes to Lisbon, continuing to develop projects in France. At the end of Europe, finding its roots, he discovers a rich industrial and craft country, and is obsessed by the beauty of technical processes and materials. After various collaborations, he decides to stay permanently in Portugal: he founds in 2005 a first agency, Objection with the designer Elder Monteiro, but in 2008 he opens his own studio, creating products, furniture and scenography.

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GENCORK

GENCORK is a brand of cork covering solutions that explores the symbiosis between a low-tech material and high-tech processes. The 100% natural and sustainable expanded cork agglomerate is transformed through generative design algorithms and advanced digital fabrication processes, expressing a new formal aesthetics. This creative and disruptive system not only optimizes cork’s thermal and acoustic properties, but also adds artistic value to traditional walls.

GENCORK-HERO

GENCORK is a brand of cork covering solutions that explores the symbiosis between a low-tech material and high-tech processes. The 100% natural and sustainable expanded cork agglomerate is transformed through generative design algorithms and advanced digital fabrication processes, expressing a new formal aesthetics. This creative and disruptive system not only optimizes cork’s thermal and acoustic properties, but also adds artistic value to traditional walls.

GENCORK-HERO

SPECTROOM

Creative Direction

SPECTROOM is an architectural office, design studio and Creative Lab, focused on both generative design and digital fabrication. It is a young, multidisciplinary practice led by Le Brimet, that develops projects in several fields: product design, art installation, interior design, architecture, and digital research. SPECTROOM is committed to employing new technologies in the production of forms and spaces, exploring strategic combinations between generative processes (Computational design) and digital fabrication technologies (3D printing, CNC, laser-cutting, and robotics). Their goal is to explore the potential of digital tools as creative weapons to transform pixels into atoms, and virtual processes into physical objects and environments.

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SOFALCA EDITIONS

Despite Sofalca’s tremendous success, Paulo and his brothers António and Nuno couldn’t escape from their genes. Boldness runs in the family. Besides the business, as well as its values and mission, they inherited the constant need and desire of doing more and better from such an elastic and versatile product. Around 2010, the company opened the doors to the design and decoration worlds with the collaboration with several designers, architects and brands, leading to the creation of Blackcork and Gencork.

Sofalca became a design editor, bringing cork to the world through partnerships with the biggest players, and always looking forward for technology and innovation.

Quark Cork - Emmanuel Babled