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Becki Chan 'Corky' Project Uses Old Corks to Create Home Decor

By: Katherine Vong - Published: Jan 21, 2012 • References: beckichan and ecofriend
As far as innovative and eco-friendly design goes, the Becki Chan 'Corky' project might be one of the most creative. Designer Becki Chan has upcycled hundreds of wasted cork wine stoppers to create a floor lamp and table for the home.

The Becki Chan 'Corky' project comprises a 2-in-1 furniture piece made from cork, which, due to its inconsistent density, was a hard material to manipulate and work with, describes the designer. The Corky piece is actually a combined table and floor lamp offering the user a multifunctional home decor and furniture accent. According to Chan, "It can be thought of as a side table, night stand or floor lamp." The table itself also features an elegant chessboard surface.