Mycelium Ware
Collaboration : BIO LAB SEOUL
Metarial : Mycelium
2019
Photograph by Park Yoon

Craft Combine designed a collection of containers made of mycellium, a biodegradable material, through a collaboration with BIO LAB SEOUL, a public biology laboratory. (https://www.facebook.com/biolabseoul)

In this project, the morphological motif is a pottery that has made rapid progress in the life of prehistoric humans. We expressed hope that environmentally friendly materials will once again revolutionize human life.

Mycelium has the characteristics of being self-assembly and being combined with agricultural byproducts to grow into composite materials.

In this process, it is difficult to obtain a consistent form and quality product because the growth control process is not easy, however we thought this feature is linked to the craft’s characteristics.

Inside the 3D printed mold, mycelium, which is mixed with straw, was grown to create Mycelium ware, which has different shapes and textures like pottery made by hand, but has a unique look.

In particular, the pattern of comb-pattern pottery was applied to mycelium ware to reveal the pottery representing the Neolithic Age of the Korean Peninsula.

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