MYCELIUMMILLENNIUM


Imagines an era in which biological resources
- mycelium*, are used to grow objects
for everyday rituals.

*Mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus,
a microscopic mass of white threads.



MYCELIUMMILLENNIUM

examines ways of manufacturing with nature itself, merging Biofabrication - as a method of learning from nature, and Craft - embodying antique symbols and forms that place the objects in a longer material history.


MYCELIUMMILLENNIUM

challenges the aesthetics and receptiveness of fungal materiality.

MM COLLECTION IS:

- light-weight, fire-retardant, and biodegradable.



The collection attempts to stress longevity and resilience and is integrated into a circular vision, where the material is sourced and returns to nature.

MYCELIUMMILLENNIUM

is an invitation to raise awareness of a potential

material revolution, and a vision of what we consume could match both the planet and society’s needs.



MYCELIUMMILLENNIUM SPECIFICATIONS

The material is upcycled from a mushrroom farm in sweden - Saxtopr svamp


The process making takes up to 1 month to be completed.

Each piece is unique in form and texture,
the fungal materiality will produce different stains and slightly different curves in each object.




MYCELIUMMILLENNIUM


FEATURED AT



EXHIBITIONS


2022, Gallery Ojo, Lisbon, PT.

2021, “Ukurant Perspectives”, Ukurant partn. and supported by Muuto at 3daysofDesign, Copenhagen, DE.

2021, “Take Away”, Galleri Duerr part. SEART during Stockholm Design Week, SE.

2020, “Crafted & Curated”, Through Objects, [online].

2020, “Take Away”, Galleri Duerr part. SEART during Gallery Weekend Stockholm, SE.

︎2020, “Materialized: from materials to sustainable furniture ”,
Isola Design District , Dutch Design Week 2020, [online].

2020, “Milan Design Market Virtual Exhibition x DDW20 ”,
Milan Design Market Collab. Isola Design District , Dutch Design Week 2020 , [online].

2020, “KONSTFACK 2020”, Konstfack University of Arts,Crafts and Design [online].

2020, “Konstfack presents: OFF-SITE design graduates show 2020” [online].

2020, “OFF-SITE2020”, Lusthuset, Stockholm, SE.

2020, “OFF-SITE2020 The WRONG DEGREE SHOW 2020, [online].



PUBLICATIONS


2021 Report ´State of the art, recent advances, and challenges in the field of fungal mycelium materials´, Fungal Biology and Biotechnologyvolume 8, Article number: 12


2021 , “Sustainability Portfolio - Hållbara Former” by Camilla Pérez and Mathilda Werngren for FORM Nordisk Arkitektur och Design Magazine, Issue “Sustainability - Design that makes a difference”, SE.

2020, “MYCELIUM”  Future Materials Bank, Collab. between Jan Van Eyck Academie, NL; Material Futures department at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK.

2020, Thesis “Mycelium Millennium”, Published at DIVA - MA at Konstfack University of Arts, Craft and Design.



TALKS


2021, Guest Lecturer - Elective Course: Material Driven Design, KONSTFACK, University of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, SE.


2020, Guest Lecturer - Research semninar “Awareness”: Postgraduate course Information Driven Design, ESAD School of Arts and Design, Oporto, PT.



GRANTS


Work grant; The Swedish Arts Grants Committe Konstnärsnämnden.


Graduation Grant Award; Konstfack Stiftelser Nils Johan Sjöstedts Stiftelse.

Scholarship Grant Konstfack: Beata Brummers Stiftelse and Ulla Fröberg Cramérs Stiftelse.



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PROJECT BY
Maria Pita Guerreiro

VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY
Maria Pita Guerreiro
Sofie Flinth Bredholt

WITH LOVE TO
Sarxtorp Svamp
RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
Hifas da Terra
Biomimicry Norway
Project Mulligan
Astrid