The eco-friendly cork furniture made by Corque is a perfect example that you can make something out of anything.
The different household items vary from a cork wine container (irony!), to cork place mats, all the way to cork chairs.
Cork comes from a tree and has an easily shaped composition to it. These household items come in different colours which makes match a non-issue (everything couldn't just be brown).
The make up of the cork allows them to last a very long time and add that eco-centric feel to your home.