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Mush-Lume: A fungus-based light fixture that you can compost [Video]
Sure to be hit with fairies, gnomes and green design lovers, Danielle Trofe's latest creation is a table lamp with a shade 'grown' from an innovative bio-material.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 at 08:30 AM
Although I don't see why you would ever want to discard the Mush-Lume, if, theoretically, you decide that after a couple years that it just doesn't blend with your non-fungi-based decor, your cat starts attacking it, or you simply no longer see a need for it, instead of chucking it in the trash or attempting to hawk it at a yard sale, you can return the biodegradable light fixture — or the shade anyway, as the "stem" is made from FSC-certified wood and concrete — to the earth by breaking it into smaller pieces and composting it in your back yard or garden. Or you could just recruit a couple of garden gnomes
to have a go at it.
And no, the lamp won't prematurely biodegrade in your living room.
Lovely stuff as always from Trofe, a designer dedicated to promoting "a function-forward, sustainable and socially responsible approach to furniture and lighting design." And if you plan on making the rounds at NY Design Week 2004, you can find Mush-Lume at the fourth installment of WantedDesign
from May 16-19.
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