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Wicanders®´ natural cork flooring at the Victoria and Albert Museum

London

Amorim, the world's largest producer of cork, and the London based practice FAT, renowned for its conceptual approach to architecture, joined forces for the first time at the London Design Festival. Immersed in a world of cork, the visitor encountered the visual and tactile properties of cork in a bold effort to challenge existing connotations with the material. Through this project, it was also possible to witness other intrinsic benefits of cork flooring, among which thermal and acoustic insulation performance are highlighted.

The natural cork floor was made up of a series of tiles laid in a repeating tromp l'oeil geometric pattern, which is based on a scientific diagram of the cellular structure of cork as a material.

"Working with the V&A and architects FAT has given us the best cork floor I have ever seen."
Ben Evans, Director at London Design Festival