Cork Combines Luxury, Sustainability and Durability


| New York, NY - November 09, 2018 | Wolf-Gordon expands their offering of natural materials with eight new Cork items for wallcoverings and upholstery. The collection utilizes all parts of the cork bark, including residual elements, to form intricate designs that have a truly sustainable composition, while meeting the performance demands of the contract market. 

Cork, primarily sourced in its raw state from Portugal, is an environmentally friendly option; once the bark of a live cork oak tree is stripped, it will regenerate every 9–10 years, allowing new bark to grow while maintaining the grove’s ecological processes. In addition, the wallcoverings feature a Class A fire rating, mildew and rot resistance, and act as a natural insulator with acoustical properties. The upholstery offerings meet all ACT performance standards, rate 100,000 Wyzenbeek double-rubs, are impervious to dirt and liquids, and are even hypoallergenic.

"These beautiful additions to our natural wallcovering and upholstery will offer our design specifiers enhanced color and patterning options when specifying cork.  We love the exquisite and unique compositions that Nature offers in these products." Marybeth Shaw, Chief Creative Officer.

The wallcovering patterns include:

  • a mélange of cork shavings and pieces reminiscent of terrazzo flooring in a washed greige tone;

  • a patchwork of cork bands with different brown hues;

  • an organic vertical stripe made of cork segments dyed in alternating silver gray and light brown shades; and,

  • a dense midnight blue colorway formed from pigmented cork fragments set against a glossy black ground.

With a luxurious hand comparable to soft leather, the durable new Wolf-Gordon cork upholstery line includes:

  • a narrow stripe pattern with cork’s natural coloring;

  • rectangles made of floating organic shapes in a rich chocolate shade;

  • a soft beige tone formation with hints of white and gray peeking through the nooks and crannies; and, a dynamic creation of small cork pieces scattered on metallic silver.

About Wolf Gordon
Wolf-Gordon is an American design company offering designers a wide range of interior surfacing products united by the common qualities of excellent design and dependable performance. Founded in 1967 as a comprehensive source for wallcoverings, our product line has expanded to include wall protection, upholstery textiles, paints, and Wink clear, dry-erase coating. Through our collaborations with leading international designers and in our Design Studio, Wolf-Gordon develops new work that is provocative, inspiring and of our time. Wolf- Gordon’s growing portfolio of licensed collections includes designs by Laurinda Spear, Karim Rashid, Petra Blaisse, Grethe Sørensen, Kevin Walz, the Boym Partners, Frank Tjepkema, and Mae Engelgeer. Wolf-Gordon sales representatives are based in all major markets in the United States.