Mycelium lights

2018

 

Materials: Mycelium and Metal.

This project is a result of an ongoing material research in mycelium - the vegetative part of the fungus - resulting in the design of table lamps collection.

Inside a mould, the mycelium consumes organic and synthetic waste as it grows under controlled conditions. The way mycelium consume waste could have highly significant implications on the way we can dispose synthetic waste.

When lit, the light project on the mycelium from below and glows back as soft natural light.

 

This project is a collaboration between Nir Meiri Studio and BIOHM - a London based startup working on developing sustainable solutions for the built environment.

 

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Size: Dim 30 cm H 30 / 35 / 40 cm.

 

Mushrooms or fungi are truly wondrous organisms with significant untapped potential. Mycelium consumes organic and synthetic waste to grow into desired shapes and different types of waste alter its properties. This could have highly significant implications for ridding our planet from the mountains and islands of synthetic waste. 

For the occasion of London design festival 2018 we created small 'forest' of lamps inspired by the shapes of real mushrooms.

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