Artist Grows Stools Out Of Fungus [Pics]
Philip Ross has grown a limited edition set of chairs and stools from fungal tissue.
Artist Philip Ross, whose work is driven by a life-long interest in biology, has created a set of furniture and other structures using mushrooms as the building material. The pieces are water, mold and fire-resistant, as well as being as strong as concrete.
Recently, Ross has been working at The Workshop Residence in San Francisco, growing a limited edition set of furniture from fungal tissue. Local agricultural waste was used as the food for the fungus, and the legs were fashioned from salvaged wood.