When it comes to green furniture design, it doesn’t get much more natural than Erez Nevi Pana‘s Soilid Chair, which is made from a mixture of soil, fungi and other natural materials. The materials are measured by volume and weight, mixed together and left to rise overnight at room temperature. The Soilid mixture can then be shaped and molded in a plaster or wood mold to create different shapes.
The combination of the soil with fungi and sugars creates a chemical reaction that allows the the “dough” to rise and double in size. After baking, the structure becomes solid and strong enough to be sanded, sawn and drilled. With low-cost ingredients that are widely available, this new material could be easily produced all over the world.
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