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Grow Your Own Lamp with Mushroom Mycelium @ In Good Company Sustainable Fair
Sunday, July 15th @ 2:30-4:30pm
About the Workshop
Mycelium (the roots of mushrooms) may very well be one of the most intelligent, adaptable and resilient organism on the planet! It’s nature’s recycler and communication network, it’s also the largest organism on the terrestrial planet! Come explore this fascinating fungi with us as we learn about its many functions and characteristics and how “nature’s glue” is being bio-utilized in many applications across industries as we seek more sustainable production processes.
Get ready to get your hands dirty, literally, when we walk you through the process of growing your own lampshade using mycelium. You’ll get to form a lampshade using Ecovative’s mushroom materials, watch it grow with the option to create unique outcomes and aesthetics and walk away with your own functional pendant or table lamp to bring into your home or office.
This biofabrication workshop is hosted by Danielle Trofe, a biodesigner who created the first ever commercialized lighting collection grown using Ecovative’s mushroom materials. She’ll share insights from 5 years of experience working with biomaterials and building a career in biodesign and biomimicry.
In Good Company is not just a sustainable fair but a sharing platform, with a supportive community of makers, buyers, and producers with a shared vision. We know it’ll take time, but if we join together, making one decision at a time towards sustainability and a circular economy: we change the world. Come join us in our social mission!
The unique and fun fair will be inclusive of juried and curated products, food and drinks, live music, workshops, and a panel discussion and lectures with all of us coming together with a goal of doing business kindly with any of the following practices:
Join Gavin McIntyre, co-founder of Ecovative and Danielle Trofe at SXSW in Austin, Texas for a lively discussion on how they believe that the future will be GROWN!
The biotech revolution has begun and mushroom mycelium is at the forefront of this radical shift into a future that is grown. From buildings to consumer goods and packaging to interiors, Mushroom Materials is shaking down traditional production processes and bringing into question what all our goods are made from. Join the leaders in Mycelium-based technology for a vibrant conversation about how biomaterials are shaping our world and empowering the masses to grow their own futures.
Mycelium (the roots of mushrooms) may very well be one of the most intelligent, adaptable, and resilient organism on the planet. The largest organism on the terrestrial planet, mycelium is nature’s recycler and communication network.
Come explore this fascinating fungi with us as we learn about its many functions and characteristics, and find out how “nature’s glue” is being bio-utilized in many applications across industries as humans seek out more sustainable production processes. Get ready to get your hands dirty, literally, when we walk you through the process of growing your own lampshade using mycelium. You’ll get to form a lampshade using Ecovative’s mushroom materials, watch it grow with the option to create unique outcomes and aesthetics and walk away with your own functional table lamp to bring into your home or office.
This 2-day biofabrication workshop is hosted by Danielle Trofe, a biodesigner who created the first ever commercialized lighting collection grown using Ecovative’s mushroom materials. She’ll share insights from four years of experience working with biomaterials and building a career in biodesign and biomimicry.
At the end of the course, students will be able to take home their mycelium lamps that have a retail value of $125.
Honored to be named as a finalist for Interior Design‘s 2017 Best of Year Awards for the Shining Moment category for our MushLume Lighting Installation for 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge!
Browse the winners and honorees of Interior Design‘s 12th annual Best of Year Awards. Project and product winners were announced in New York City at Frank Gehry’s IAC Building on December 1 in a ceremony hosted by editor in chief Cindy Allen. Winners, selected from nearly 2,300 submissions, were named in 113 categories. Read the full event recap here.
The Grow-It-Yourself Lamp combines the art of making with the power of nature in a truly sustainable fabrication process. Featuring Ecovative’s patented Mushroom® Material technology, the Grow. Lamp kit includes a bag of mushroom mycelium substrate, a lampshade form, growing instructions, a UL-certified pendant light set, and an optional table stand.
Introducing our new hanging window gardens, featuring three different organic-shaped, 3D printed planter pods that rotate and can be placed in any configuration and height along a polished brass rod. The standard 36″ height fits most windows and can be connected to additional segments to span larger windows and offer greater modularity.
Launching Grow-It-Yourself Sustainable Lampshades Made with Mushroom®Materials
An Ecovative + Danielle Trofe Design Collaboration
Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn
May 17-23, 2017
Creative consumers committed to the environment will soon have the opportunity to brighten their home or office with a fully grown lampshade made of sustainable materials – a lampshade they can literally grow themselves. Ecovative Design, the pioneer and world leader in the use of Mushroom®Materials to grow sustainable products for the home and office is collaborating with award winning bio-designer Danielle Trofe, creator of the MushLume Lighting Collection, to introduce these new products.
The Grow | Lamp – the first designed by Trofe for Ecoative’s new grow it yourself product line — will be officially launched during NYCxDESIGN, 2017. These innovative lighting options will be on view at WantedDesign Brooklyn in Industry City from May 17-23, 2017, and available for sale at the event and via Ecovative’s online shop beginning May 17.
“Understanding the full lifecycle of a product helps you value it differently. We are continuously exploring ways to bring our innovative material science directly to the consumer. Empowering users to be a part of the growing process creates a greater understanding and connection to the objects, and to the effect those products have on their immediate environment and on the planet. Danielle Trofe’s imaginative design and commitment to our materials, creates the perfect formula for this collaboration.” – Ecovative co-founder and CEO Eben Bayer
“The overall goal of the Grow | Lamp is to challenge and change our ideas of what interior products are made from, how they’re made and ultimately where they will end up. We want to disrupt not only the way in which we manufacture goods, but how consumers participate with interior goods. Through this experiential process, the user becomes the maker, connecting with the future of how we might better fit in on this planet, by GROWING biodegradable goods. It’s not just a lamp, it’s the future of design and YOU get to be a part of it.” – Danielle Trofe
A cloud of lampshades grown from mushroom mycelium, each varying in size and height span the ceiling of the Riverhouse suite in the newly opened 1Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. The sustainable materials soft texture and glow gracefully communicates the ethos of both Danielle Trofe Design and 1Hotels, conscious living.
The fundamentals of sustainable design is all about, deeply understanding the entire process from sourcing, to energy and water consumption during the production process, to where the product will ultimately end up. Cradle to Grave. The mushroom material utilizes a waste product (corn stalk) and combines it with a rapidly renewable material (mycelium) and harnesses only the power of nature to GROW an object that, in turn, can return safely to the earth, adding nutrients back to the soil rather than pollutants.
1Hotels is a luxury lifestyle hotel brand inspired by nature that cultivates the best of eco-conscious design and sustainable architecture.
Join this webinar to learn about Ecovative, a leading, high performance, premium, award-winning material that is safe, healthy, and Cradle to Cradle Certified™ at the Gold Level. Hear from and engage with Ecovative material experts, Jeff Betts and Kyle Bucklin, and Danielle Trofe, a designer who uses the material to promote a function-forward, sustainable and socially responsible approach to furniture and lighting design.