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Wine Time: The Rolha Table

UK based designer Gonçalo Campos turned to his homeland’s major export to realise his latest piece, the Rolha Table

Wine Time: The Rolha Table


March 11th, 2013

Home to 50% of the worlds cork production, Portugal has a proud and long standing affiliation with the natural resource.

Rolha Table Cork Timber Legs

Both sustainably and practically, it is a material that lends itself to myriad applications from clothing and car parts to durable interior finishes.

Translated, ‘Rolha’ means wine bottle cork stopper, the leading source of inspiration in this charming tripodic design.

Gonçalo Campos Cork Table Rolha

“This is a project that uses cork for its physical and aesthetic properties, in a way that respects the history, traditions and rituals associated to the material.” explains Campos

Gonçalo Campos Cork Table Rolha

Addressing the process of wine bottle opening, Campos presents a side table that in a moment of whimsy delivers something quite practical and beautiful.

ROLHA TABLE Gonçalo Campos Cork

Unique in its tactile qualities and weight-to-strength ratio, the pure cork table-top is teamed with three turned timber legs that screw familiarly into the softer material.

Gonçalo Campos Traditional Chair Cork Table

Gonçalo Campos


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