Used since the millennia, cork is British designer Tom Dixon’s newly discovered “dream material” that he strikingly recasts as a minimalist round dining table. Playing to its natural attributes, the cork is charred an appealing blackish brown and assumes pleasingly solid proportions. Sustainably sourced from the cork tree’s renewable bark, it’s then granulated and mixed with a small amount of polyurethane resin to take full advantage of the natural elasticity, sound absorption and waterproof qualities. The cork can still be continually recycled and even the dust from the production is used to power the furnaces in the factories.
Fashioned in solid cork, Tom’s round dining table is available in a choice of small and large versions. With a characteristically chunky profile, the round-edge tabletop is set on a trio of columns for added visual interest.
$5,500 – $7,000 based on final options selected
Cork, MDF, plywood, timber
Size: Large - 47.2", Small - 39.4"