Solid Cork. More than 1,400 stoppers are used to make each one. That’s about $28,000 in consumed Champagne or sparking wine
Champagne lovers, unite!
Only six of every 100 bottles of wine opened are Champagne. Most people know the bottles can be recycled, but what do you do with the corks?
Corkology recycles these preciously few corks to make these elegant bistro stools. Are the stools 100% recycled cork solid through the core? Yes, completely.
And yes: Every cork comes from a bottle consumed in the U.S.
To do our part to help the Mediterranean cork forests stay strong, keep their inhabitants healthy and support their full biodiversity, Corkology ™ donates 10% of the price of each stool purchased to the Cork Forest Conservation Alliance
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the size and weight of each stool?
A.: 14” diameter by 18” high, and they weigh 29 lbs. each.
Q: Where are these made?
A: At our family-owned business just outside Chicago, Ill.
Q: Where do you get the corks?
A: From wine stores, restaurants, grocery stores and office buildings throughout the U.S. We collect and consolidate the corks, and truck them to Chicago. Corks don’t weigh much, but they sure take up a lot of space—thus, trucking is one of our biggest costs in producing these unique stools.
Q: How do you make each stool?
A: With thousands if individual champagne corks, some structural cork for the top and bottom, a bit of glue, and 100 tons of pressure.
Q: Will they float in water? Can they be left outside in the elements?
A: Yes, on both counts. I have a friend who keeps a stool on his boat, and also uses it as a float toy. They won't mold either.
Q: Can I use one as a serving table or a plant stand?
A: Yes, again, on both counts. Use yours any way you like—you may discover a use that even we don’t know about yet. If you do, tell us about it on our Facebook
page.Better yet, post a photo. We like pictures.