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Eric Klarenbeek’s chair, The Mycelium Project

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Eric Klarenbeek
on April 13, 2016
Eric Klarenbeek’s chair, The Mycelium Project

Eric Klarenbeek’s chair, the Mycelium Project, has a 3D-printed skin of recycled organic material that is filled with a lightweight fungus that provides structural strength. Working from Amsterdam with the University of Wageningen, Klarenbeek used a mixture of water, powdered straw, and mycelium fungus fibers to print a hollow chair that has a bio-plastic skin. As the interior dries, the living mycelium fungus grows within. Combined with 3D printing, it can be made into anything, according to Klarenbeek, from compostable walls for a house to entire cities. 

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