The V2 chair was developed to exploit the inherent properties of cork, a wonderful but underutilized natural material. The design capitalizes on cork’s cellular structure to provide compressive strength, with a tessellated surface and textile backing that disperse tension across the seating surface. Running channels in the cork- textile seat provide a secure friction fit between the seating surface above and the tubular metal base below, further leveraging the strength of the engineered material. The V2 chair is lightweight and easy to disassemble for flat packing. The tubular base looks sharp in either stainless steel or copper finishes.