'Ecovative' Builds Furniture Out of Mushroom Fibers

By: Joey Haar - Dec 2, 2016
References: ecovativedesign & digitaltrends
Ecovative is a New York company that works on developing consumer goods out of organic materials. As companies and researchers have delved into using organic materials for various purposes, mushroom fibers have stood out from the crowd. Ecovative uses the fungi to create raw materials as well as finished consumer goods, and the company's latest product is a set of furniture.

Ecovative's line of mushroom furniture includes a stool, a coffee table, and a set of side tables. The furniture looks just as sturdy and modern as any other piece, but it is made entirely from organic products. The main product that Ecovative uses is mycelium (viz. mushroom fiber,) but the company also incorporates hemp and starch into its products. Further, Ecovative has developed two raw materials called 'MycoBoard' and 'MycoFoam' that other builders can use to create greener furniture.