Mycelium Materials
Mycelium Materials ×

This material study delves into the exploration of mycelium, the integral network of hyphae supporting fungal life, with a specific focus on its production process and potential applications as a bio-based material.

The initial imagery captures the colonization of grain spawn and bagged substrate by Shiitake mycelium in controlled, sterile environments aimed at preventing contamination.

After full colonization, the mycelium-infused substrate is shaped into the desired form, as depicted in its raw state before incubation.

The final image portrays a desiccated mycelium form post-molding, highlighting the material's proven malleability and strength through systematic testing.