Attractive home furniture made from fungus and agricultural waste.

Danielle Trofe is a designer who specializes in eco-friendly furniture, and with the help of green materials company Ecovative, has created Mush-lume, a lampshade made from liquified mushrooms. The best part is that If you decide your home furnishings need a change, you can easily break the lamp up into pieces and sprinkle it over your garden.

The lampshade started out as agricultural waste products such as corn stalks and seed husks, which were then combined with liquified mycelium, a naturally occurring fungus that can act as a binding agent. Placed inside a mold, the mixture then takes on the shape of a conventional lampshade. Baking also ensures the fungus can’t reproduce, so there is no risk of spores coating the walls around your house.

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