Mycelium+Timber

The Mycelium furniture collection, made using fungus and wood, is the result of the collaboration between designer Sebastian Cox and thinker Ninela Ivanova.

Sebastian Cox and Ninela Ivanova, Mycelium+Timber, 2017
Furniture designer and maker Sebastian Cox and design strategist and thinker Ninela Ivanova have collaborated on pieces of grown furniture, made using mycelium (fungus) and wood. Mycelium+Timber comprises a series of stools and lights, made using freshly cut wood waste from Sebastian’s woodland which has been myceliated with the species Fomes fomentarius. Each piece is created by the mycelium as it grows and binds the green wood waste together around purpose made frames to form lightweight, incredibly strong and completely compostable pieces of design.

 

This remarkable material relationship between wood and fungus is a naturally occurring one which spans the ages. Through extensive research and experimentation, Sebastian and Ninela have identified the mycelium species, Fomes fomentarius, works most effectively with coppiced hazel and goat willow; two species of British wood currently without an economically valuable use and often considered as waste. They have taken this perfect pairing and intelligently applied the symbiotic relationship to contemporary furniture.

Img.9 Sebastian Cox and Ninela Ivanova, Mycelium+Timber, 2017
Img.9 Sebastian Cox and Ninela Ivanova, Mycelium+Timber, 2017

Mycelium+Timber
Design: Sebastian Cox and Ninela Ivanova
Year: 2017

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