Amy O'Connor

Amy O'Connor

Product Design BSc

Rohla

Wine cooler made from recycled cork

Cork is not just the stuff of wine bottles and pin boards. It is a natural, recyclable material of diverse properties, which not only supports a diverse ecosystem, but a culture. The project explored the use of recycled cork in order to dispel the myth that recycled materials are low quality. By creating a material, which showed off cork's natural properties and had a strong link to the virgin material, the issue of material provenance was addressed. The link is further cemented in the application of a wine cooler, to help the consumer form a connection and give the product a story.