Material Immaterial Lab Uses Recycled Paper to Construct Organic Home Decor

By: Meghan Young - Published: Mar 5, 2014 • References: materialimmaterial & contemporist
The work of Material Immaterial Lab looks more like discoveries from unchartered jungles and rain forests. The organic shapes of the light fixtures could easily be likened to giant fungus found on dirt floors and tree stumps. In reality, they are made out of recycled paper.

Based in Mumbai, India, Material Immaterial Lab is undeniably inspired by nature. The designers reveal that they are influenced by everything "from the form of the flowers to the translucence of ferns, the texture of mushrooms, softness of mosses and the strength of the nautilus." Through the art medium of papier-mâché, Material Immaterial Lab is able to mimic these flora thanks to its immense versatility and durability.

Although not made for every home, Material Immaterial Lab's designs have a sculptural appeal that many will regard as art. Stats for Fungus-Like Lighting Trending: Older & Warm
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