The Growing Lab – Mycelia

Officina Corpuscoli / Maurizio Montalti

Fungi are micro-organisms that consist of many extremely small and fast-growing hyphal threads. Grow the fungi on the right substrate and a new, strong material will form, which can take on any three-dimensional form. The Growing Lab is an ongoing research project into the possibilities of using fungi for design and architecture.

On the basis of this research, Montalti will create a collection of products that he will present at various exhibitions and events. Montalti is working with experts in the field of design, science and agriculture, such as the University of Utrecht and CNC Exotic Mushroom BV.