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Why Designers Are Using Mushrooms To Create Eco-Friendly Furniture

By Tessa Love

Mushrooms may just be the miracle organism. With the power to clean up the environment, grow rapidly in limited space, and feed millions of people, there are many innovators working with mushrooms to create a sustainable future. And the latest trend is using the fungi to build furniture.

Mycelium + Timber is a project from designers Sebastian Cox and Ninela Ivanova, who are known for creating innovative, design-centric objects out of sustainable materials. This time around, they're creating a series of stools and lights, made from freshly cut wood waste that has been naturally bound by the mushroom species Fomes fomentarius