British furniture maker Sebastian Cox has become the latest designer to start working with mushroom mycelium. He teamed up with researcher Ninela Ivanova to created their own laboratory of biofacture.
Formed from the vegetative part of a fungus, and it got trendy recently after various architecture, design and fashion experiments has been using it. Cox and Ivanova created MYCELIUM + TIMBER, their lab section to investigate the material’s potential in commercial furniture design.
They want to use the remarkable and ancient material relationship between wood and mycelium to create more everyday products, like a series of stools and lights with a suede-like texture, designed to suit any interior.