The project “Mycelium lights “ by Nir Meiri Studio is a result of ongoing material research in mycelium – the vegetative part of the fungus – resulting in the design of table lamp collection.
Mushrooms or fungi are truly wondrous organisms with significant untapped potential. Mycelium consumes organic and synthetic waste to grow into desired shapes and different types of waste alter its properties. This could have highly significant implications for ridding our planet from the mountains and islands of synthetic waste. When lit, the light project on the mycelium from below and glows back as soft natural light.
The inspiration for this design comes from the fungi itself, resulting in ‘a little garden of lights’ imitating the shapes of mushrooms growing in the wild. This project is a collaboration between Nir Meiri Studio and BIOHM – a London based startup working on developing sustainable solutions for the built environment.
Nir Meiri Studio launched the mycelium lights collection during London Design festival 2018 in 2 different locations: The first was an exhibition at ‘Sustainable Bankside’ as part of a show gathering selected sustainable companies to showcase cutting edge designs and ideas. The second exhibition was at ‘Open Cell’ as part of a curated show called ‘BIODESIGN – HERE NOW’.