Acoustic cork wall tiles
- story by MaterialDistrict
The acoustic cork wall tile collections Lisboa and Porto are made from 93% recycled cork and 7% resin, produced in a waste-free moulding process. The tiles can be secured to a pressure fit rail system with a gentle push. The cork is a waste material from wine stopper production.
The design of Lisboa tiles takes inspiration from the street grids of its namesake city (Lisbon, Portugal) while referencing Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeier’s ceramic tiles. The five tile designs—Lisboa 1 through Lisboa 5—feature a thin linear reveal in varied locations that combine to create endless pattern options.
Named after the Portuguese city known for its cork factories, the design of Porto 1 tiles is inspired by the texture of rounded silos, Porto 2 tiles are inspired by the texture of corrugated metal siding, and Porto 3 tiles by the texture of saw-tooth rooftops on factory buildings. The tiles may be oriented horizontally or vertically to provide sound softening and pattern.