Mushroom Chair

Tom Dixon was approached to design a piece for an exhibition at Somerset House called ‘The Art, Design and Future of Fungi’. He gratefully accepted.

Working closely together, Tom and I designed, modelled and produced a fibre glass mold of the chair that was then sent to a company called Symbiotec who specialise in Mycelium. Mycelium is the vegetable part of fungus that can be mixed together with agricultural waste to create a solid material.

Over a two week period, the Mycelium expanded and solidified to create the Mushroom Chair.

The chair was on show from 30th January - 26th April 2020.