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THE CORK BOOK wins an European Design Award

Oslo 5/6/2018

Corticeira Amorim's book, designed by Studio FM Milano, has won a Bronze award at the European Design Awards

Corticeira Amorim’s most recent publication, The Cork Book, received the 2018 Bronze award on June 2, in Oslo, Norway. The book offers a global overview of the cork industry, including its uniqueness and the amazing cork oak forests that constitute the sustainable origin of an extensive portfolio of products developed from this unique natural raw material – cork.

The Italian graphic design studio, Studio FM Milano, designed and implemented the book, whose front cover bears the word Cork - Co-Rk - divided into two lines, as if it were the initials of a chemical element on the Periodic Table. Stamped on all sides, the publication has a surface texture and proportions that evoke the idea that cork is a primary element - like iron or gold.

The book’s inner pages feature contemporary visual codes, superimposed over a more classic language. Indeed, cork represents this dichotomy between a raw material that has been used for thousands of years and, at the same time, is being applied in new and unexpected ways. An ancient but very contemporary, 100% natural raw material, cork is currently being applied in a wide array of high technology solutions and environments, chosen by some of the world’s most demanding quality-oriented industries.

The Cork Book’s colour palette is based on two special tones of green - dark green corresponding to Corticeira Amorim’s institutional colour, and fluorescent green that seems to have be directly sourced from a digital screen. The simultaneous use of these two tones of green emphasises and reinforces the ambivalent nature of cork, which is revealed in its full splendour in The Cork Book.  

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