Elliot Chang

Jonas Edvard's Biodegradable Myx Lamp Grows Edible Oyster Mushrooms

by , 10/23/13

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Designer Jonas Edvard just shared with Inhabitat his new Myx Lamp, which is made entirely from plant fibers and mushroom mycelium. The lamps are grown over a period of two weeks as fungi eat a substrate of plant fibers and produce a flexible and soft living textile. The production of each lamp generates 500-600 grams of Oyster mushrooms, and after harvesting the fungi the mycelium base serves as a dry and lightweight lampshade that is organic, compostable and sustainable. The result is an optimized end-waste product that doubles as a nutritious source of food!

+ Jonas Edvard

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2 Comments

  1. flock of tea cosy November 2, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    Fantastic idea — and easy to make a mushroom soup! ;)

  2. jshaywar October 24, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    Great idea!! I love the recyclable nature of this textile. Unfortunately, those oyster mushrooms look like they have suffered from a poor environment.

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