Looks like Home Depot is going to see a dip in sales because homegrown furniture is now a reality. Evocative Design is offering consumers a “Grow It Yourself” initiative using mushroom-based materials. (Unfortunately, you can’t choose to eat them.)
[The kit] designed to use the same mycelium (that’s the vegetative part of a fungus) technology to give customers at home the chance to create their own projects and products.
“College design students [have] created everything from a piggybank to jewelry to a guitar. Makers have created chairs, clocks and even a wedding dress.”
For busybodies, pre-grown kits are available for no-hassle assembly. Otherwise, customers can order a bag of mushroom material to grow… well… pretty much anything.
“In nature, fungi and mushrooms are nature’s recyclers. With Ecovative’s patented Mushroom Material, we can take any regional waste stream and upcycle it into a higher value product. At the end of that product’s life cycle, it will passively return to the earth.”
Can I build a hair dryer with this stuff?