This bench provides a sense of gentleness through its rounded body, while transmitting a sense of friendliness and a sense of affection at the same time. One of the interesting aspects of this bench is our body’s contact with the material. Since it is a bench, we sit and put our hands on it or we can lie on it. Cork is known for its natural temperature-regulating properties and it is known to maintain a similar temperature to our own bodies, thus providing a unique connection between the user and the product. As a result, this bench offers a very comfortable experience. 

  • Type Bench
  • Date 2013
  • Dimensions 1450 x 650 x 450 mm
  • Weight 32 kg
  • Material Medium density expanded cork
  • Edition Limited (8+3)

Made in Portugal with Portuguese cork.
This piece was developed for the Metamorphosis project, for Corticeira Amorim.
100% recyclable.


This exhibition presents pieces that were mainly created through projects commissioned by experimentadesign: pieces integrating the latest “First Stone” programme (2016 – 2017), the “Metamorphosis” project presented at the EXD’13 Biennale or even the project “Efeito D” for the EXD’09 Biennale. The exhibition integrates also pieces of independent projects created by designers constituting the pool of Lisbon Gallery Design & Architecture.

Working with some of the most relevant Portuguese and international protagonists within the field of design and architecture, Lisbon Gallery presents pieces that manifest a strong component of research and innovation. Most of the selected works were produced in Portugal, or turned out as a result of exploring other industries. All the pieces are commercialized in limited series or standard editions.New forms of working with materials were born during the design process of these pieces, creating new logics and representations. The preference over natural and organic materials or with a certain weight and history, projects in itself an identifying characteristic of the Lisbon Gallery: its investment in the area of sustainability.

Having its pieces travelling once more to international territory, the Lisbon Gallery gets a step closer to the international approach it has been claiming, as a way to disseminate its content and to promote the design mostly made in Portugal.