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Designer creates furniture pieces out of mushrooms!

Designer creates furniture pieces out of mushrooms!


Designer creates furniture pieces out of mushrooms!

According to experts, Mycelium is fire retardant, compostable and structurally hardy; thus making it perfect as a furniture material. In this regard, it is actually used as a furniture’s  structural component by teacher and inventor extraordinaire Philip Ross. Oh, and did we tell you that Mycelium is the vegetative part of fungus? Yes; the the very same fungus whose fleshy, fruiting body is mushroom!

So, in essence, San Francisco based Philip Ross has contrived something that is not only innovative also wholly organic in its scope. One of the products of this wondrous project is a sturdy footstool made from such ‘mushroom material’. Design wise, the furniture piece has an outward texture like that of weathered concrete, while its structural bearing is somewhat elastic like cork.

Our enterprising designer has gone on to say that the inherent elasticity shouldn’t fool the potential customers. In fact, Mycelium is structurally so strong that one of the footstools stopped a bullet directly fired from a handgun by the designer at a close range. Of course, it was all a part of the strength test, in which the furniture piece passed with flying colors.

Moreover, the scope doesn’t end with the low carbon, natural mushroom components. Each of the footstools (along with a variety of chairs) are also supported by fully recycled wooden legs, thus finally accentuating upon the degree of sustainability.

Via: PhilRoss

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A proud native of the beautiful steel township of Durgapur, West Bengal, Dattatreya’s fascination lies within a range of diverse matters. With a bachelor’s degree in architecture, he is quite fond of his hardcore strategy gamer as well as amateur historian tag. Of course, with over two years of blogging experience under his belt, he also likes to write about the latest updates on home based technology and gizmo oriented products.

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