The CORK&SHOCK is a domestic vacuum cleaner,

which has been developed under the Master´s

Thesis of the Designer Damien Gaspar. This project

is about a vacuum cleaner made of cork-manufactured coverings.

Through this project several day-by-day problems

were solved, such as decay of the product´s outside,

noise absorption among others.

The research was carried out under the Master

Product Design at the Architecture Faculty

of the University of Lisbon “Faculdade de Arquitetura

da Universidade de Lisboa”. In order to test and validate

this concept was built a functional prototype

sponsored by Amorim Cork Composites, S.A., Centimfe,

Fablab EDP and Iberomoldes - SGPS. S.A.

This concept and prototype was tested by 46 people

and has been validated with its good results.

The IAPMEI - Agência para a Competitividade e Inovação, I.P. has provided financial support of this project through

a research scholarship “Bolsa do Passaporte para o Empreendedorismo”, which allowed the Designer

to prepare a business plan and to encounter

possible partners.

Currently this project has a Registry of Industrial Design and a Patent pending.

The Designer is seeking for an investment in order

to produce this concept.

Programs and co-financing:


Prototyping sponsor:

Damien Gaspar has a Degree and Master in Product Design from the Architecture Faculty of University of Lisbon “Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade de Lisboa”. He attended the Erasmus program during his degree at École Supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc de Liège (ESA Saint-Luc Liège).

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