Mycelium Composite Stool
Mycelium has already been used successfully in the design of non-structural elements, like insulation, or lamps, but there are very few examples of structural use of this material due to its relatively low strength. Considering this inherent weakness of the material, creating composite material allows the designer to improve, change and modify material properties. We take the challenge to explore design possibilities of structural elements composed of mycelium composite on the example of a stool.
The project uses an integrated scaffolding both as mould and as a permanent structural part. After a series of material-related knowledge-building experiments, two stool proposals were designed. One combines mycelium with veneer, and the second combines it with cotton fabric.
Students: Francesco Milano, Karen Antorveza, Laura Kiesewetter and Grzegorz Lochnicki
Tutor: Jan Petrš, Piotr Baszyński, Sophie Luz, Evgenia Spyridonos
Supervisor: Jun.-Prof. Dr.-Ing. Arch. Hanaa Dahy
Seminar: Material and Structure, WS 19/20, University of Stuttgart.