The beauty of Cortica is in its simplicity. Hand made in Daniel's Brooklyn studio, this chaise longue is made completely from cork that is recycled from the bottle stopper industry. Cork has tremendous potential to perform in ways unlike any other material, as well as being an environmentally. It is lightweight, naturally waterproof and buoyant. (yes, it floats !) This piece shows it's ability to bend in two directions simultaneously. The pliability of the cork allows the user of this lounge to rock gently from side to side or backward and forward with a great degree of stability. The result is a sensation of floating weightless yet totally supported. With proper care, Cortica is a piece that will last a lifetime. Care instructions are included.