Industries do not advance unless artists are allowed to experiment, flourish, and grow. And while you may balk at the idea of an all natural cork saddle, this is clearly a design concept. And who knows, it may be really comfortable (we won’t discuss durability or weights here). Pop past the break for more pics and info.
This concept is the product of Swedish, student design duo Sofia Almqvist and Carl Cyrén of
the Industrial Design School of Konstfack Konstfack University of Stockholm. The saddle itself is actually CNC machined out of a solid block of cork. You have to admit, that’s kinda cool.
Before you completely dismiss this idea, and while they not considered high-performance footwear, recall the highly successful German producer of cork-bed sandals. Now that’s comfort.
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