The lamps consist of plant fibre and mushroom-mycelium. The lamp is grown into the shape during a period of 2 weeks, where the mushroom eats and grows together the plant fibres into a flexible and soft living textile. After harvesting of the edible mushrooms, the waste can be used a dry and lightweight material, that is both organic, compostable and sustainable. The mushroom mycelium stabilizes the construction by physically growing together the material behaving as a glue between the fibres. During the production period every lamps produces 500-600 gr of Oyster mushrooms, that is both nutritious and healthy. The material consists of living waste from a commercial mushroom production and natural plant fibres. The Mushroom mycelium grows the fruits while stabilizing the material in a matrix of mycelium roots, that creates a optimized end-waste product with a nutritious food product during the growing cycle.
Material: Plant fibres, Oyster mushroom mycelium - Pleurotus Ostreatus
Association: Master Project in product design at the Royal Academy of Art, school of design, Copenhagen Denmark 2013
Dimensions: Diameter: 32 cm Height: 29 cm