Reshaping material consciousness with mycelium.

As designers, our journey is intertwined with materials, serving as companions that breathe life into our ideas and materialize our visions. The creative process thrives on the possibilities that materials offer, from moulding new forms to playing with textures and colours. However, we stand at a pivotal moment where the role of materials transcends mere design aesthetics. Our material choices echo our values, carrying profound environmental consequences into the future. In this paradigm shift, it becomes imperative for us to redefine our material values and forge ecologically conscious pathways toward a sustainable future.

Myndful's Exploration:

Enter Myndful, a groundbreaking exploration into the realm of sustainable material technology—mycelium composites. Going beyond the conventional, Myndful ventures into a partnership with nature itself, harnessing the vegetative prowess of oyster mushrooms to create composite materials. These materials boast strength, lightness, and versatility, challenging the status quo set by traditional materials like plastics and foam.

Early Exploration with Oyster Mushrooms

Oyster mushrooms demonstrate remarkable vegetative prowess, thriving on diverse substrates. Their distinctive ability to digest and decompose not only organic matter highlights their ecological significance but also reshapes our approach to design. By harnessing nature's recycling champions, oyster mushrooms emerge as a sustainable and versatile force in the decomposition cycle.

Environmental Consciousness:

At the core of Myndful's innovation is the commitment to environmental stewardship. Mycelium composites offer a resounding alternative by utilizing discarded agricultural byproducts like hemp hurd in their production process, effectively minimizing waste and curbing pollution. It's not just a design choice; it's a conscious effort to contribute to a sustainable future.

Hemp Hurd Bowl

The Promise of Mycelium Composites:

Picture a future where the products we design not only captivate with their aesthetics but also bear the hallmark of sustainability. Mycelium composites extend an invitation to this future—a future where our designs harmonize with the planet, leaving a positive impact.


Myndful is not just a project; it's a testament to our dedication to reshaping material consciousness. It's a step towards a world where design and sustainability walk hand in hand. As we present Myndful, we extend an invitation to join us on this journey—a journey that envisions a world where design not only captivates but also cares.

A special thanks to Mitchell Yu at Shroom Stop Inc.

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