Material

Mycelium

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Made in

Biodegradable 244 Circular 224 Recyclable 123 Regenerative 55 Cotton 15 Mycelium 25 Paper 13 Sawdust 9 Woodchip 4

Mycelium
Mycelium
Mycelium
Mycelium
Mycelium
Mycelium
Mycelium
Mycelium
Mycelium
Mycelium

Photos: Dennis Konoi

Mycelium Sausages

Mycelium sausages is a technique in which live mycelium is mixed with a substrate, pushed into a cotton bandage and freely woven into a shape. Over 2-3 weeks the material will grow and dry into a robust structure. The process can be thought of as something between traditional rattan weaving and manual 3D printing, as it allows one to form a diverse range of shapes using a long tube of mycelium. The technique was developed to explore new ways of fabricating mycelium objects without the need for moulds.

This ongoing exploration was first exhibited at the London Festival of Architecture in June 2017.

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Ingredients

Mycelium, recycled paper, sawdust, wood chip, cotton bandage