Amanda Levete

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Amanda Levete was born in Bridgend in 1955. She trained at the Architectural Association and worked for Richard Rogers before joining Future Systems as a partner in 1989. Amanda Levete is a RIBA Stirling Prize winner and founder of the architecture and design studio AL_A. Since its formation in 2009, AL_A has refined an intuitive and strategic approach to design that has led to a diverse range of concepts for cultural, retail and commercial schemes around the world. Recent commissions include the remodelling of Galeries Lafayette Haussmann in Paris; a cultural centre in Lisbon commissioned by the energy company EDP; and the highly anticipated expansion of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, which was finished and revealed in 2017.

Cork Kit – Small

The piece exploits the natural characteristics of cork by emphasising its lightness and colour tonalities to create a modular, self-supporting assembly system. The tonal range is expressed as a gradient running from light to dark, laminating the sheets of cork together before making an oblique cut to expose the rich depth of colour variation. A semicircular hole reduces the weight of the pieces, allows light through and increases the surface area for sound absorption. The geometry of the modules is designed to be interlocking and self-supporting. Light enough to be lifted by one person, each module can be arranged in multiple configurations, to be used as a partition, a screen, sound proofing or occasional furniture. Cork Kit – Small was designed to fit in with the Cork Kit – Big module

  • Type Multifunctional modules
  • Date 2013
  • Dimensions 440 x 380 x 350 mm
  • Weight 9.8 kg
  • Material High density agglomerated cork
  • Edition Limited (48+3)

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

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Cork Kit – Big

The piece exploits the natural characteristics of cork by emphasising its lightness and colour tonalities to create a modular, self-supporting assembly system. The tonal range is expressed as a gradient running from light to dark, laminating the sheets of cork together before making an oblique cut to expose the rich depth of colour variation. A semicircular hole reduces the weight of the pieces, allows light through and increases the surface area for sound absorption. The geometry of the modules is designed to be interlocking and self-supporting. Light enough to be lifted by one person, each module can be arranged in multiple configurations, to be used as a partition, a screen, sound proofing or occasional furniture. Cork Kit – Big was designed to fit in with the Cork Kit – Small module.

  • Type Multifunctional modules
  • Date 2013
  • Dimensions 670 x 380 x 350 mm
  • Weight 18 kg
  • Material High density agglomerated cork
  • Edition Limited (48+3)

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

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