Daniel Michalik Included in New Book on Post-Petroleum Materials


Cortica lounge chair by Daniel Michalik. Image: Daniel Michalik

SCE faculty member Daniel Michalik’s cork furniture is included in George Elvin’s new book, Post Petroleum Design (Routledge). The book uses case studies to explore the formal and material possibilities of sustainable materials that can replace the ubiquitous plastic. In a recent interview with Elvin on Curbed, he described Michalik’s cork lounge chair: “It’s striking and simple, and he’s mastered new techniques that really show what cork is capable of.”