Mycotecture by Philip Ross is comprised of a series of furniture created out of fungus. While some people cower at the idea of fungus, believing that it is not only gross, but unsafe to be around, the New York native knows it surrounds everyone on a daily basis. So instead of shying away from this sustainable material, he harnesses it to create a line of eco-friendly furniture.
The pieces in Mycotecture by Philip Ross are created onsite in an ultra-controlled environment. Using a mold, filtered air, gravity and pressure to achieve the shape, each piece can take as long as two weeks to grow. To achieve a virtually odor-less, cork-like material, Ross kiln-dies it. It is interesting to note that the species he uses, ganoderma, can take on almost any texture depending on how it is cultured.