The Bug collection designed by Japanese Ryosuke Fukusada aims to create a deeper connection between the bathroom area and the rest of the home by revisiting furniture typologies. Ryosuke wanted to use a natural material that could co-habit with the moist atmosphere of the space. Wood was the first choice, but it requires a lot of maintenance. Since they have been working with cork in other projects, the designers found it to be the perfect solution for this one in particular due to its unique properties: impermeability to liquids, thermal and acoustic insulator, hypoallergenic and soft to touch. Their interest in creating a bridge between the cultural backgrounds gave birth to this collection. They drew inspiration from the relationship between the Japanese ‘geta’ flip flops and the Portuguese cork tradition to conciliate with the idea of ‘avoiding the wet floor’.