Sure, mushrooms are good in your salads…but you’ve likely never given any thought into mushrooms as a medium for physical products.
Call it a typical Brooklyn experiment, but the GROW lamp from Ecovative just might have some sense behind it.
In combining the essence of DIY with the power of nature, the GROW is a (very) sustainable approach towards approaching materials in the day and age of a never-ending barrage of disposable IKEA products.
“(We) started 10 years ago with the idea that there are better ways to manufacture products by utilizing the tools that nature has given us, instead of toxic chemicals. With our success as a packaging company, supplying packaging for companies like Dell and Gunlocke Furniture, we started receiving a ton of incredible and innovative ideas from enthusiastic fans and followers for ways that mycelium could change the world. In response, we developed a do-it-yourself version of our patented Mushroom® Material for designers, engineers, artists, and makers.”
Hey, it may not have the same level of design cred as an Eames Chair, but who wouldn’t want bragging rights for growing their own mushroom lamp?
Get started as a biodesigner for just $65 over at Kickstarter.