Daniel Michalik is an Industrial Design Professor at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He certainly practices what he preaches — as you can see from these amazing furniture designs. And yes, that's cork he's working with! Not only is this innovative, but it's also technically green. Daniel has found a way to create a product using another manufacturers scrap that is completely recyclable.
Daniel Michalik's work focuses on the use of underutilized and pretty unconventional materials. The result is pretty amazing and creative. Cork is a recyclable, and totally sustainable material that works well in furniture design - it's also plentiful and extremely pliable (it certainly would have to be with some of his designs!)
• 1 Minhoca - Stool
• 2 Sway - A seat that moves with you
• 3 Float - Lounge Chair
• 4 Cub - A cork child's chair
(Images: Daniel Michalik)