Installed in the main space of Western Gallery (Western Washington University), AFJD public furniture is a blend of mushroom spores and sawdust which are grown in moulds to produce sustainable materials called mycelium biocomposites. The honeycomb design reflects a fabrication process in which individually moulded hexagonal blocks are grown together to produce larger forms. This mushroom furniture suggests a future in which biodegradable architectural components are grown rather than manufactured.
On Sunday, August 14, 2016 a discussion about the project with Joe Dahmen (Assistant Professor at UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture) and his partner, Amber Frid-Jimenez (Research Chair in Design and Technology at Emily Carr University of Art and Design) was hosted at the gallery.
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