Maker Faire NYC

Maker Faire NYC

Mush-Lume Lighting & Ecovative’s Grow-It-Yourself Kits at the 6th Annual World Maker Faire 

September 26 & 27, 2015   10AM – 6PM

New York Hall of Science, Queens, NYC

We’ll be joining Ecovative, an upstate New York biomaterials company, at the 6th Annual World Maker Faire in New York City to offer a first hand experience of Mushroom® Material technology.  Visitors of the “Grow It Yourself!” booth will learn how to create their own projects and products with this Earth friendly material, and can even take home a limited edition Maker Faire GIY kit- complete with the Maker Faire Mascot mold to grow the material in!  Quantities are limited, so be sure to pre-order your kit today.

We’ll be displaying lamps from the Mush-Lume Lighting Collection that are grown using Mushroom Material technology.  Danielle Trofe will be onsite to answer questions, discuss her mold making process and share tips and pointers to those interested in growing their own designs.

 

Ecovative & GIY

Ecovative uses mushroom tissue and agricultural wastes to create a safe foam-like material that is completely natural. To date, the company has successfully commercialized Mushroom® Packaging, a protective packaging product, and Myco Board, a toxic free engineered wood alternative.

The company’s newest product is called Grow It Yourself, and it enables anyone to purchase the raw material and create with it at home, in the classroom, or in a studio. Successful projects have been appearing all over the globe, and Ecovative is excited to share this revolutionary material with the attendees of the World Maker Faire.

Makers from Ecovative will be at the “Grow It Yourself!” booth to demonstrate how to create successful designs, including how to use 3D printing, found objects, and maker skills to work for your design. They will also demonstrate the benefits of working with sustainable materials, and enable attendees to get their hands dirty by playing with living Mushroom Materials.

Please join Ecovative and Danielle Trofe at the Maker Faire to celebrate and explore creating with materials that are good for people and the planet.