Now That’s Corky!

This bonsai tree stand called Querkus is based on the physical and structural properties of cork. Cork is impermeable to water, making it ideal as a plant coaster. I didn’t know this since our bathroom cork tiles absorb water like paper, yet they have never warped or molded over. It is the perfect material to make an entire plant stand out of. Cork is also antibacterial and rot resistant, so the standing water in the top recessed area will not degrade the material. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Cork is biodegradable and breaks down to what is essentially fertilizer. Okay, I’m sold.

Designer: Devin Sidell