London Design Festival: Corque

23 September 2016 (7pm)

Fellow member Ana Mestre is exhibiting her furniture and accessories range CORQUE here at THECUBE as part of the London Design Festival.


Exploring Cork as base material for design production, CORQUE develops high quality eco-design products (furniture and accessories), introducing a new concept “Designing Living Objects” – the design of new exclusive and differentiated products with unique sensorial properties and exceptional environmental characteristics.


As an outcome of a Research & Development program, led by designer and researcher Ana Mestre which explores the processes of innovation through sustainable design. CORQUE proposes the valorization of a natural, renewable material, which integrates unique social and cultural aspects, raising it to a Sustainable Icon.


The CORQUE open event during London Design Festival is due to be held on Friday, 23rd September at 7 pm at THECUBE in Shoreditch – with a Manifesto dedicated to Climate Change mitigation through Forest based Design Actions. You are invited to meet the CORQUE designers and welcome for a glass of wine.



BIOGRAPHY: Ana Mestre, Designer & Sustainable Design Researcher

Ana, born in Lisbon in 1978, she is a sustainable product designer and researcher. She holds a PhD in Sustainable Design from the Delft University of Technology (The Netherlands) where prior to joining Nottingham Trent University (UK) she had been a guest researcher and lecturer. Ana has worked as an ecodesign researcher for the last 15 years. Ana has also worked for the Creative University as principal lecturer of Sustainable Design. She is the founder of the SUSDESIGN design and research consultancy for sustainable design. In 2009, she launched the CORQUE DESIGN studio and brand. Ana has a portfolio of more than 50 design exhibitions, in several World destinations, including Europe, America and Asia. In 2015, Ana has been nominated as a Portuguese Design Award finalist. In 2016, the scientific committee of Triennale di Milano, Design Museum nominated her work and exhibition CORQUE#016 for the ´XXI Century Design after Design´ International Triennale, as part of the professional designers selection.

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