The Mushroom LED Lamp by ZISION Studio x IDMIX

It’s a rare instance when three of my passions – design, technology, and mycology – converge into a singular focal point. ZISION Studio’s Mushroom lamp envelopes all three fields, a portable fungus-shaped LED lamp that takes a page out of nature – where some mushrooms illuminate in the night using bioluminescence – doubling up as a portable iPhone stand and charger.

The lamp’s design allows for two orientations: flipped up glass side up the light takes on its namesake, resembling a small button mushroom; flipped with the base side pointing up reveals a slot for the iPhone, becoming a charger. Constructed from North American maple wood and glass, the Mushroom lamp was designed to be used around the home, with a built-in 5000mAh lithium polymer battery capable of illuminating a space for up to 8 hours or charge an iPhone 6 twice before requiring a recharge itself (both lighting and charging can be used at the same time).


The underside of the maple wood base reveals a slot fitted for the iPhone 6, complete with Lightning charging port tapping the built-in 5000mAh Lithium Polymer battery.


The lamp’s American maple base is sourced from a PEFC certified sustainable development forest and polished by hand.



Though the Mushroom lamp’s 140mm x 140mm x 132mm dimensions are nowhere as miniscule as the recent mini 3D printed lamps we’ve recently shared, this warm LED is superior as a bedside lamp or used as mood lighting. Still, think ambience, rather than a primary light source. But imagine these lights in multiples…the mind cannot but imagine a modernist’s menagerie of the mycological!

Gregory Han is a Senior Editor at Design Milk. A Los Angeles native with a profound love and curiosity for design, hiking, tide pools, and road trips, a selection of his adventures and musings can be found at