Referring back to this post on London-based designer Ilse Crawford, and her new Sinnerlig Collection for IKEA, it's great seeing the products being featured in Scandi styling projects on the web lately. In particular I keep noticing those made from cork, especially the Sinnerlig Coffee Table, which as you will see also makes a great benchseat. A natural material harvested from the bark of mature trees in southwest Europe and northwest Africa, cork is a sustainable, renewable and eco-friendly material that is extremely versatile. Soft and lightweight, it is both water and fire resistant, dirt-repellent and even dampens sound. Cork also looks great. If you need further convincing, these two styling projects should do the trick.
Swedish housing company Blooc showcases beautiful Scandinavian style interiors and their latest project Patio, has a slight Japanese influence. Going hand in hand with the traditional Scandi values of form and function, the cork Coffee Table looks right at home, as does the cork Stool and beautiful bamboo Pendants, also from the Sinnerlig Collection.