Making Lamps from Mushrooms

recycled material lamp

Via Designer Pages:

Edvard has also developed a lamp made from MYX that produces food for the consumer before it ends up as a functional light object.

MYX is made from leftover hemp fibres from the textile industry and mushroom-mycelium (the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae), which is gathered from commercial mushroom farms.

To create MYX Edvard developed a natural binding process which involves growing the mushroom mycelium around the hemp fibres like a glue, forming a flexible and soft living textile – an optimized end-waste product.

How cool is that?  Plus the lamp looks great with the light shining through.

Naked Binder would like you all to think outside the box, as it were.  If you come up with a great idea for recycling, reusing or otherwise upcycling materials, we will put it in our blog!

more on the mushroom lamp here!

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