The new signature Corkabitation furniture items form part of a collaborative project between Wiid Design and dhk architects, supported by Amorim Cork and [o]bject House.

Corkabitation  | Elle Decoration South Africa

One of the truly exciting art and community projects for the World Design Capital promises to bring something unique to the Cape region – cork often used in the winemaking industry – and turn it into an open air art installation. In terms of community, project owner Andre James believes in the power of design and how it can bring people together. He believes the attraction with South Africa’s first ever open-air cork art installation would be a great social experiment to see how a community is affected by such a piece. 

Corkabitation is a pavilion that explores the notion of monument, by proposing a structure that bridges the social and urban divide through architecture and design

Corkabitation  | Elle Decoration South Africa

 

Corkabitation  | Elle Decoration South Africa

With Corkabitation, the WDC 2014 entrants are trying to create a positive space in an urban/public environment that offers a safe and beautiful interaction platform for the Cape Town community.

For more information, visit the “Spier Cork Creative bar by Wiid Design” next week at 100% Design in Johannesburg.