This root system of fungi can be harnessed and grown into any shape you can create a mould for. With this in mind, we knew we could create podiums for our frames from the mycelium.
We collaborated with Natura Design who fed our mycelium with moisture, air, and hemp shiv - the usually discarded woody core of the hemp plant. The mycelium thrives in these conditions, just as it does within the soil beneath us, weaving it’s network of thread-like hyphae through the material, starting to break down and consume the hemp and in doing so, binding it all together into a solid form.
When gently dried, the mycelium becomes inert and we are left with stunning pieces of furniture that look a lot like natural stone. The mycelium hyphae network weaves through the hemp and slowly consumes it which helps bind everything together into a solid form. These chunky almost brick like pieces of solid mycelium came together to form our podium.