The MYX lamp shade is actually an intricate matrix of mycelium roots.
Designer Jonas Edvard used plant fibre and mushroom mycelium to create a series of biodegradable lamps, called the MYX. This textile project explores the trend of using biological materials for functional art, similar to past mycelium creations like the 3D-printed fungus chair by Eric Klarenbeek.
The MYX light fixtures grow mushrooms that can be harvested for consumption, and create a optimized end-waste product suitable for molding. The leftover material is actually a matrix of mycelium roots, extremely lightweight and 100% compostable. Edvard took 2-3 weeks to grow his project into shape, and made sure the mushrooms were kept in a low light, medium heat and high moisturize atmosphere, strict conditions essential for healthy, nutritious fungi development.
Click through the photos below to see the Edvard ingenious creation.
Source: The Method Case
Images: Jonas Edvard