Why fabricate a lampshade when you can grow it? Brooklyn-based designer Danielle Trofe is working with Ecovative Design to use the latter’s process of growing building materials from fungal mycelium and agricultural byproducts, such as corn stalks and seed husks. To make Mush-Lume, the materials are mixed, set in molds, and left to fuse. The mixture is then heated and dried to inhibit further growth. The bio-degradable shade is paired with a base made from FSC-certified wood and hand-cast concrete.

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