In this post:
Grow It Yourself!,
grow a piece of furniture, a Bench, a lamp shade,
Suppliers of the material to Grow Your Own
…Myco-Composite Suppliers and other posts listed at the bottom
Like other industries, the idea is still rather young and undiscovered. But there have been some interesting and very different Funiture ideas…..
Many people start by growing “something”.
My reaction to all of this is – Grow It Yourself!
There are a number of GIY videos about how to do it. Ecovative sells Mycelium Composite Material to grow your own something with good instructions. They give you full easy to use instructions….also here:
But if you want to get a little more involved you might try MycoWorks‘ way…….
And there are links showing how others did it:
https://www.core77.com/posts/55675/How-to-Grow-Objects-With-Mushroom-Mycelium and this other post: https://wasterush.info/grow-yourself-hands-on-mycelium/
Once you have experimented, grow a piece of furniture……….
Tom Sippel, arrived at the Ecovative factory and uncovered several unique and beautifully crafted pieces of furniture using our Grow It Yourself! material. His work with Mushroom® Materials follows the elegant form of his wood projects.
Tom is one of a growing number of innovators to go above and beyond the basic GIY to form the Mushroom® Materials into unique saleable products. He has added materials, mixing in new substrates such as sawdust and wood chips to blend in and add rigidity.
Tom says all of his furniture, mushroom and wood products, are produced using environmental and home healthy finishes, with both the wood and Mushroom® Material sourced locally. Just as Ecovative uses local agricultural waste as the main constituents of our materials, Tom recycles the sawdust from his own woodworking parts by mixing them into the GIY materials to make his own unique mixture.
We are excited to see more folks work with Grow It Yourself! Materials.
Grow a Bench!
OR Grow a modular system
Yoon Jin Bae
Grow a lamp shade
Italian designer Maurizio Montalti, and CTO at MUGO, Italy, poses in front of everyday objects he created, a chair, vases and even slippers, based on mycelium, at the Micropia Museum displaying the invisible world of micro-organisms in Amsterdam on May 2, 2017.
Where can you get the materials to Grow Your Own?
*If you are looking for the GIY materials in the Far East/Asia, try: [email protected] at Mycotech Lab: https://mycl.bio/
*If you are in Europe, Ecovative’s licensed producer: SEE Suppliers at the bottom of this post.
CNC Exotic Mushrooms, the Netherlands, is partnering with US-based Ecovative Design to exclusively produce and distribute the Ecovative patented raw materials in Europe, supporting the growing number of mycelium-based companies and products throughout the European Union. They produce the raw material for Grown.bio, where you can order the material or their other products.
Ecovative uses its mycelium bio-fabrication platform to grow award-winning, planet Earth friendly materials for a wide range of products—from home compostable packaging to structural composites for furniture, acoustics, and buildings—and for wetland and landscape restoration. CNC, which produces and distributes substrates used by professional edible exotic mushroom growers in partnership with Ecovative will support companies in the EU who want to create new and better products with mycelium.
>>For European users interested in ordering large quantities of bulk materials, for e.g. building projects, acoustical materials, or packaging, please contact CNC via ([email protected]) or go to their website:
>>If you are an artist or designer and interested in ordering smaller quantities you may visit the Ecovative web-shop (https://shop.ecovativedesign.com).
>>If you are interested in starting your own mycelium products business in Europe, please contact Ecovative directly www.ecovativedesign.com for licensing options.
Suppliers of Mycelium Composite Material, around the world:
>Mr. Russell Whittam, www.aussimushroomsupplies.com.au,
I’ve done lots of work with universities the last few years; supplying them with substrate and how to make their own materiel, etc. as well.
I’ve got a new product coming out about mid-2020 – for making things – just add water, spawn and mold the material. Then let it grow. Contact him at: [email protected]
>Grown.bio – has a license agreement with Ecovative Design.
their new MycoComposite™ kits consist of only LIVING mushroom material and are supplied to the EU countries. Possible also for geographical Europe, but customs clearances must be taken care of by the person making the order.
Grown.bio is now supplying the Mycelium Composite ™ material to insulate buildings. They have insulated class rooms in an Amsterdam school building and in a house in a village near Rotterdam. Scroll down to Building & Architecture products here. They have supplied the MycoComposite™ to many of the projects taking place in Europe, recently, that have been mentioned in my posts. Grown.bio sells other things made from MycoComposite™.
Ecovative is speaking to several potential parties about opening a Mushroom Packaging operation in India. It’s too early for names, but they hope to have a partner qualified by the end of next year.
>MYCL, Mycotech Lab has an internship program. It makes a lot of sense to get some controlled experience with mycelium. MYCOTECH Lab produces and sells, mycelium board composite panels BIOBO, and supplied the labor and material for the MycoTree project.
> Bio Fab NZ a new company that Ecovative has licensed in New Zealand. “Lesley, We currently work within Australasia so can only ship within New Zealand and Australia. We are looking at having a large scale plant open early to mid 2021 and aim to set up one in Australia soon after. We are planning on selling Grow-it-yourself kits, but not until our plant is up and running.” says James from [email protected]
> The Magical Mushroom Company a new company/website in the UK. (Ecovative License)..For Job Hunters: Magic Mushroom is looking for a Mycelium Prototype Packaging Designer via Linkedin or contact them directly: [email protected]
>Grow-It-Yourself Kits for MycoComposite™ are now available direct from Ecovative’s Grow.bio. Here you will find all instructions, learning, and purchasing information. Grow.bio, however, only ships the MycoComposite™ material within North America.
>Ecovative Design has transferred all their Mushroom Packaging production equipment to a facility 4x bigger at Paradise Packaging Co. The new company and new website offer you more information about the mushroom packaging material and how it works. As always, the company is also happy to discuss licensing.
>The Mushroom Guru, Ash Gordon, that assisted Ms. Katy Ayers with her Myconoe, would be happy to “help people grow mycelium and mushrooms in any capacity“. Nebraska Mushroom LLC, [email protected]
>>>more places around planet Earth?:
From Ecovative: Become a licensee in your country
>If you are interested in obtaining a MycoComposite license in a region outside of North America and/or are interested in a field of use outside of packaging, such as architectural elements, building construction materials, acoustics, etc., please follow this link to obtain a copy of our Super GIY (Grow-it-Yourself) license.
>For Super GIY Packaging Applications – Please Note: when considering your business case for packaging applications for MycoComposite technology, we typically focus on replacing polypropylene, polyethylene and polyurethane foams, as well as low volumes of polystyrene. We do not focus on replacing molded paper pulp or cut corrugated cardboard, as these are often sustainable and cost-efficient solutions.
>Licensing MycoComposite™ allows the partner to explore alternate substrates, techniques, and products. for other issues Contact Ecovative Here.
Or go to the Licensee Application page.
Additional posts, you can take a look at – about Mycelium:
Mycelium R&D Projects
Mycelium in Fashion Marketing – One Approach
May 2019 Mycelium in Industry update: Construction, Packaging, Textile, Furniture, +
June 2019 Mycelium Composites? Hands-on – Do it yourself
October 2019 Mycotecture? more-Mycelium in Construction
March 2020 “Mycelium in Industry” Where else can you get information?
March 2020 Mycelium in Construction?…some tangible progress
October 2020 Mycelium Is IN Textile/Fashion – 2020
Decembver 2020 MycoProteins – Mushrooms To Meat?
January 2021 More Mycelium To Bring Down CO2
February 2021 Construction, Mycelium, Industry..Wait A Minute
….all of which can be the foundation of thousands of Local Future Businesses
Mycelium in Industry – Ancient and New