Introduction, Mushroom Farming Byproduct Material Development


I am Colombia, I am a third year design student studying at Goldsmiths College, University of London.

For my final year project I have started developing material from the byproduct of mushroom cultivation. The mushrooms are grown on wheat straw and when they are no longer commercially sustainable and not readily producing fruit, I’ve been taking on the byproduct to develop it into usable material. I am in the early stages of the development process and I am completely self taught through practical application and experimentation with my material.

I am approaching material development from a designer’s perspective not a scientist.

At the moment I do not have a practical applications in mind, still very much in the developmental phase, currently focusing on the texture and smell, for the context of my Uni project final outcome.


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