Tom Butterfield

Mushroom Chair

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

I designed, modelled and produced a fibre glass mould of the chair that was then sent to Symbiotec who are a company 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.



Working closely togethere, Tom andd I designed 




Year: 2017
Client: Really (with Kvadrat)
Location: Copenhagen, Milan
Category: Art direction, Publication

Campaign photography: Angela Moore
Photography: Thomas Adank

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