Cork saddle

A bicycle seat made entirely of conglomeratecork, this is the challenge issued by the Scottish company Frame Cycles.
The aim of the project was to replace the three components that make up a conventional saddle: the rigid plastic base, the middle layer of soft polymer foam, and a surface coating of polyurethane fabric; with a single-material component.
Cork, a bio-based and recyclable material, was chosen for its strength, lightweight and elasticity characteristics and its high level of surface friction.

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