Reza Feiz diverts 2,500 wine and champagne corks away from landfills to make just one 'Life After Corkage' ottoman. Another 1,200 comprise the matching barstool designed for Phase Design. Cork has been praised for its pioneering force in green trends. Though unconventional, the material is sound absorbent, springy and resistant to fire and mould.
The 'Life After Corkage' pieces by Reza Feiz are sleek, cutting-edge and manage to be functional as well.
Implications - Consumers are attracted to up-cycled products because they're appreciative of items that are less environmentally harmful than standard-produced goods. Corporations trying to make their products more enticing to consumers may consider implementing green initiatives into the manufacturing of their commodities.