Made in

Biodegradable 236 Composite 99 Mycelium 24


Photos: Grown.Bio

Growing materials with mycelium

Mycelium is the root structure of mushrooms, which grows through a substrate. The substrate at Grown.Bio is based upon rest streams and mycelium.

With only these two ingredients, they obtain a biodegradable material that can grow in any given shape. Working together with mycelium allows them to capture CO2 whilst making material, instead of emitting it.

The mission at Grown.Bio is to promote a sustainable alternative to plastic and make a global impact by using mycelium for packaging, building panels or interior design products. Therefore, they contribute to the transition towards a circular economy, by creating a product with nature and without any waste.

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Future Materials Encounter

Future Materials Encounters are a series of workshops and conversations around the materials of the Future Materials Bank. Each event in the series focuses on a specific material, staging a conversation between the maker and the audience.



Physical samples

  • 0104-1

  • 0104-2

Accessible to participants at the Jan van Eyck Academie and during Open Studios.

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