Lisboa is an acoustically absorptive composite cork wall system composed of 1’-4” (40.6 cm) square tiles produced with waste material from wine stopper production. The resulting product is 93% recycled cork produced in a waste-free moulding process. The tiles secure to the unique pressure fit rail system with a gentle push. The design of Lisboa tiles takes inspiration from the street grids of its namesake city (Lisbon, Portugal) while referencing Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeier’s ceramic tiles. The five tile designs—Lisboa 1 through Lisboa 5—feature a thin linear reveal in varied locations that combine to create endless pattern options.
Lars Beller Fjetland grew up amongst the mountains and fjords of the west coast of Norway, where he nurtured a lifelong fascination of the marriage of function with the finest natural materials. He established his self-titled design office—Beller Design—in 2011 while still a student at Bergen Academy of Art and Design and had his breakthrough moment in 2012 when he launched four designs at Salone de Mobile in Milan, Italy. Lars is constantly seeking to broaden his horizons as a dedicated explorer of form and function. His core philosophy is to design products that achieve a sense of both timelessness and longevity through an immediate, honest functionalism in form and aesthetic.