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Innovative Textiles & Design: Mushroom mycelium used to create suede-like furniture

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"Sebastian Cox a British furniture maker has teamed up with researcher Ninela Ivanova to explore the mycelium mushroom material's potential in commercial furniture design."

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"Mycellium is formed from the vegetative part of a fungus – has been used in various architecture and design experiments recently, including a self-supporting structural column and an intricately textured dress.

But Cox and Ivanova wanted to use the fungal material to create more everyday products. Their project, called Mycelium + Timber, features a series of simple stools and lights with a suede-like texture, designed to suit any domestic interior." via Deezeen

Mycellium has become a very interesting material designers have been exploring recently and it has a strong possibility of becoming an alternative for leather on a consumer level. What really excites me as a designer is that this material is extremely easy to harvest and requires little sunlight, and no heat. Which makes this material an ideal candidate for mass consumed enviornmental products.

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Photography is by PetEr Krejci.