Miguel Arruda Cork Trunk Bench
Cork Trunk Bench is Bronze Design Award winner in 2018 - 2019 Furniture Design Award Category.
Cork Trunk Bench

The Cork Trunk, results from a composition of recycled granulate cork and polyurethane, consolidated by compression, heat and a binding element inside a metal cylinder. Primarily produced by Corticeira Amorim for a floor underlay material, the waste cylinder left of that operation is now used for the Cork Trunk. A ten degree cut on one face allows two possible configurations of seated position for different functions, providing special support and comfort, complemented by the flexibility provided to the material by the binder element used between the cork granulate and polyurethane.

Cork Trunk Bench
Miguel Arruda Cork Trunk
Miguel Arruda Bench
Miguel Arruda design
Miguel Arruda design
Miguel Arruda

Miguel Arruda, develops his work in the areas of Sculpture, Design and Architecture. In 1968 he completed his studies in sculpture at the University of Fine Arts of Lisbon and in 1989 received a degree in architecture from the Faculty of Architecture of Technical University of Lisbon. Starts working as a university professor in 1969, having obtained the title of Full Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon in 2003. Here he is coordinator of the Course of Equipment Design (1998-2006) and president of its Board of Directors (2004-2008). He has lectured on the theme of Design and Architecture in Portugal and abroad, namely in Italy at Federico II University in Naples and at the Polytechnic Institute of Milan. His design work has been presented at major international fairs, including Milan, Paris, Madrid, Birmingham, Kortrijk, Stockholm, Tokyo, Shanghai and New York.

Arruda Arquitectos Associados, Lda

Miguel Arruda (1943) develops his work in the fields of sculpture, design and architecture and its university academic activities since 1969. Since 2003 served as Cathedratic Professor at the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, and as Chairman of the Board of Directors till 2008. Gave several lectures on the themes of Design and Architecture in Portugal and abroad.