As the newest addition to Clement’s portfolio, the “Mortaise 400” and the “Mortaise 750” shelves are made of cork and metal, a confrontation of two materials, assembled without glue. A folded metal frame is embedded in the cork slab. This allows for recycling of the product at the end of its life and avoids transportation constraints thanks to its ﬂat packaging.
Clean lines, simple shapes, and soft geometry. The drawings exploit fundamental shapes; curves, circles, and ellipses. Softness is put under the tension of straight lines and sharper angles, conferring energy to the shape.
These cork shelves highlight the quality of the materials with the simplicity of Scandinavian design. Inspired by mortise and tenon wooden joints. The metal is inlaid in the cork as a subtle detail. Simple and soft shapes without superﬂuous details for timeless design.
Attachment and material integrity. The object must age well to be kept and passed on. The materials are chosen for their aesthetic and technical qualities but also for how they evolve. Made in Portugal by craftsmen with outstanding know-how.
The cork offers a large panel of ecological advantages, from its production to its various possibilities for recycling. Cork oak is one of the tree species which absorbs the most of CO2 in the atmosphere, so its production helps in the fight against climate change. There’s no need to cut the tree to get the material. The bark regenerates itself every 9 years, thus, it preserves the forest and its ecosystem.