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Art and Design with Organisms
Mushrooms are taking over the Dutch media
“Scientists, designers and dreamers are working on a revolution”.
For the last couple of months Motherboard, the technological arm of Vice have been on board to interview designers, scientists and mycelium experts about their work with fungi. The result is Schimmels . An inspiring mini documentary showcasing the work of Maurizio Montalti, Eric Klarenbeek and the…
A prototype for turning plastic into edible fungi
The mycelium of some fungi is capable of growing on and even digesting plastics. This fact triggered Katharina Unger and Julia Kaisinger from Livin Studio to start the research and design project Fungi Mutarium: a prototype of a future home device that recycles plastic into food.
The Growing Lab
Maurizio Montalti at Myco Design Lab Exposition
By looking at the design discipline as one that analyses, creates and leads the profound transformations characterising the contemporary time we live in, “The Growing Lab” aims to embody a suggestion and a vision about the way plastic materials will change in the future.
Rosalie Bak and Marieke Broertjes at Myco Design Lab Exposition
Rosalie Bak and Marieke Broertjes experiment with bio-design to contribute to a more sustainable future by using mycelium.
Mandy den Elzen at Myco Design Lab Exposition
Mandy den Elzen is experimenting if mycelium can replace fur by growing it on fluffy material.
Growing shoes with Mycelium
Researcher Kristel Peters explores the possibilities of combining traditional shoe material with fungi.