Functional Fungi

Mushrooms are helping to create a huge range of eco materials due to their unique properties – such as Muskin (a leather replacement), Mycoprotein (a fungi-derived meat replacement), Pestalotiopsis microspora (a plastic-consuming mushroom), manipulated mycelium (which makes up mushroom root networks) walls, and bio-bricks. But the miraculous use of this natural material doesn’t stop there. A partnership between architect Dirk Hebel and engineer Philippe Block … Continue reading Functional Fungi

Everyone’s got 2020 vision

The most unmistakeable theme of this year’s Cevisama was a play on the new decade. Celebrating the roaring 20s in a stylish fashion seemed to be the priority, looking back a hundred years for inspiration. One of the most dominant and memorable aspects of 1920s design was Art Deco. Since the 2013 remake of The Great Gastby the 20s have been back in style, gaining … Continue reading Everyone’s got 2020 vision