Korean supplier of interior components has a product that shares a key similarity with midcentury home den paneling.
Seoyon has developed parts that have a cork finish. Instead of being able to have only wood in a vehicle's interior, the supplier is positioning its cork-finished components as an eco-friendly, sustainable option that offers a high-end appearance that is also soft to the touch.
"This cork comes from the bark of cork wood," said YG Kang, senior manager at Seoyon America Corp. "We do not need to cut the cork wood. We are not killing the trees. We just strip out the bark and it grows back. It's sustainable."