When we think of cork, we may think of wine bottles or notice boards, but Patricia Kuch has used this natural material in exciting new ways. Her company KORXX not only uses cork to produce high-quality children’s toys, but to also defy the laws of physics. These lightweight blocks,which are made of granulated natural cork, can be stacked in seemingly impossible ways. It may seem like magic (or magnets) at first, but it is simply due to friction. Children can construct surreal towers with these minimalist blocks that come in different shapes and sizes. In a
world where children are exposed to increasingly sensory inputs, KORXX competes with a toy that sets a new standard in letting a child’s imagination run free.