Véronique Maire has used cork in such a creative way in her “Cantine” series of vases.
The various forms of carved cork sit like hats over the glass vases creating a fun modern design, but also act as a safeguard for the glass itself. “Cantine” was launched in Milan at Space “Design France” in April 2012 and is available in various sizes and designs.
A nice way to re-introduce cork into your home don’t you think?!