Typologie is a collection of design books about ordinary objects. This issue dedicated to the cork stopper features: a large photographic section; a trip to the cork oak forests and factories in Portugal; industrial archives and corky stories; a sensitive encounter between a manufacturer, a famous consultant, and a Catalan designer.
From time immemorial, this small, earnest and familiar cylinder calls its guests with a cheerful sound. Its natural origin, ancient history and well-known efficiency in the wine preservation have made the cork an important part of our culture. Nevertheless, as soon as it has delivered its purpose, we let it roll under our palms, on tablecloths and bar tops, not bearing the slight interest. Typologie has looked into this universal object and has payed all the attention that its beauty deserves.