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    Shiro is an appealing stool that is designed with the innovative mushroom material as key element. By bringing agricultural waste and mushrooms r… Read More
    Shiro is an appealing stool that is designed with the innovative mushroom material as key element. By bringing agricultural waste and mushrooms roots together in a mould, a natural process takes off. In 5 days, this grows into a finished seat. Shiro combines this wonderful piece of microbiology with sturdy wooden legs. The result is a stool with a solid structure and cushy seat that is easy to assemble and efficient to transport. Shiro demonstrates the potential of this material in furniture design and can be a solid base for further improvement. Read Less
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Shiro is an appealing stool, designed with the innovative mushroom material in mind. It is the outcome of a research and design process, which questioned the integration of a new material in furniture design. A material that uses the growing process of mushrooms to create new products. It sounds like an absurd idea, but the principle is simple yet clever: by bringing agricultural waste together with mycelium (the substance in the fungus out of which mushrooms emerge), a natural reaction takes place. The mycelium starts growing and will act as a glue that bonds all the particles together. When the growing is completed, the material is dried to extract all the water and make the part stronger. The result is a 100% natural and biodegradable product. It is developed as alternative for EPS (expanded polystyrene) and has most of its applications in packaging design.
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