Rolha - Break Open the Bubbly - it's a Stool!

Bleach Design have a Flash heavy style website to showcase work from European designers. Amongst the intriguing goodies on offer we discovered this. A product that serves its function while paying homage to the original inspiration, for which the material is so well known. A cork stool that imitates a cork champagne stopper. Called the Rolha, this stool was created by designer Jorge Luis. Bleach showcase it because it uses a material indigenous to Portugal, where the product was conceived.Cork is only found in Mediterranean climes, as bark of the tree, Quercus suber, It can be harvested every nine years from the same tree, Look here for the other cork products we’ve mentioned. ::Bleach Design