MYX – Jonas Edvard – (Denmark)

Kingdom: Vegetabile.

//Description

“MYX consist of plant fibre and mushroom-mycelium. The material is grown into shape during a period of two to three weeks, where the mushroom mycelium grows together the plant fibres into a flexible and soft living textile. After two weeks, you can harvest the healthy Oyster mushrooms. The waste product can then be dried and used as a lightweight material, that is both organic, compostable and sustainable.

The mushroom mycelium stabilizes the construction by physically growing together the material behaving as a glue between the fibres. The MYX consists of waste – the mushroom organism comes from a commercial mushroom farm and the plant fibres is a leftover material from the textile industry, MYX is an optimized end-waste product with a nutritious food product during the growing cycle.” (Edvard, 2014)

Material Qualities

Kingdom Attributes

  • Organic
  • Natural
  • Fredom of Shape
  • Textured
  • Honest
  • Wrinkled
  • Matte

Specific Material Attributes

  • Aggressive
  • Extravagant
  • Uncomfortable
  • Dense
  • Bumpy
  • Freform
  • Covering
  • Fluid
  • Disgust
  • Pleasant Surprise

Basic Ingredients

  • Oyster Farmed Mycelium
  • Plant filaments

Contact

Studio Jonas Edvard

T +45 29845273

info@jonasedvard.dk

www.jonasedvard.dk

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Images property of the material owners.

-Edvard, J., (2014) MYX. Retrieved from http://jonasedvard.dk/work/myx/