Objects From Nature Are Made From Living Organisms

07.23.20 | By
Objects From Nature Are Made From Living Organisms

London-based Blast Studio collects coffee waste that they then mix with the roots of fungi – mycelium – to turn objects created by humans into unique pieces that are eventually transformed by urban waste. The designs of their Objects from Nature come from nature’s geometric shapes, and create micro-climate pockets that capture humidity and protect the organisms as they grown.

Inspired by ecosystems, the mix of materials is 3D printed into the objects themselves and the fungi naturally grows to form a smooth, soft skin that serves to solidify the piece. Along the way it creates unpredictable patterns and colors from cream to brown. Once finished growing, the mycelium is deactivated and the piece is finished.

Designers Pierre de Pingon, Paola Garnousset, and Martin Detoeuf

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Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.