Pendant lights inspired by Australia’s iconic cork hat

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The design playfully engages with the iconic  Australian cork hat while embracing cork's sustainable properties.

The design playfully engages with the iconic Australian cork hat while embracing cork’s sustainable properties. Image: Courtesy of Corker

The Corker series of cork pendant lights by designer Max Harper playfully engages with the notion of the iconic Australian cork hat while embracing the sustainable properties of cork as a material.

Each piece is handmade in Sydney from agglomerated cork – a resource that is both renewable and hardy – and held in place by a powdercoated steel wire yoke, which also allows some adjustment. Cork is also biodegradable and recyclable, and the individual pieces of the pendant lights are designed to be easily disassembled.

The pendants are available in a number of styles including skinny, rotund, straight and pivoted.

The Corker series won the 2014 Melbourne Fringe Furniture Sustainability and Waste Wise Award.

Independent designer Max Harper graduated from industrial design study at RMIT University in 2011.

To learn more about the Corker series of pendant lights, visit

The Corker pendants were exhibited at the 2015 Milan Furniture Fair as part of Melbourne Movement. The pendants are distributed in Australia by Luxmy Furniture.

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