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7 examples of living furniture

By: Bryan Nelson on April 8, 2011, 12:20 p.m.
wooden chair with mushrooms growing on underside

Photo: Shinwei Rhoda Yen

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Mushrooms Ate My Furniture

Like all things in nature, this mushroom-infested bench by designer Shinwei Rhoda Yen is impermanent and slowly biodegrades while you sit on it. Death is, after all, a part of life. In the meantime, you can enjoy growing your own mushroom garden on the bench's underside — an excellent respite!