Terreform ONE unveils biodegradable furniture to the world of interior design

May 12, 2016

Company launches Mushroom Chaise at ICFF, International Contemporary Furniture Fair Booth #2177

Terreform ONE, the visionary architecture and design group, showcases for the first time its design for the “Mushroom Chaise”, a futuristic lounge chair made from biodegradable mushrooms at the ICFF, from May 14-17, 2016 at the Jacob Javits Center. Terreform ONE will unveil this statement piece, and show that biodesign can offer a beautiful alternative to mass furniture production that does not deplete natural resources, but can actually contribute to the environment.

WHY GROW A CHAIR? Terreform ONE has created a waste-free, pollution-free mushroom chair, the first of its kind. The chair was grown in seven days from strains of fungi into the multi-curved chaise piece. At the end of its useful product life cycle, the chair can be composted and safely reintroduced back into the environment, where it can be naturally biodegraded. The chair was grown using material manufactured by Ecovative, a leading biomaterials company that believes “Mushrooms the new plastic.”

Using bio-fabrication techniques, Terreform launches an organic furniture design service to customers who are looking for innovative alternatives to greener living and responsible consumerism, themes underlying the non-profit mission.

According to Art Works for Change in “Footing the Bill: Art and Our Ecological Footprint”, “In the work of Terreform ONE, we see a world in which architecture and furniture is grown from mushrooms and living cells, and our homes are formed by guided growth of living trees. Part science and part science fiction, these are the ideas of makers, scientists and dreamers. They are the seeds that will grow into the human habitats of the future and yield a sustainable abundance for humankind.”

 

About Terreform ONE

Terreform is a non-profit 501.c3 whose mission is to illuminate a more sustainable and ecologically connected future for cities through innovative designs using biology and engineering. Terreform ONE design-research projects have been shown in art exhibits around the world, including MOMA, New York, NY; The Venice Architecture Biennale, Venice, Italy; Museum Wilhelm-Hack, Ludwigshafen, Germany; West Bund Art Centre, Shanghai, China; Institute of the Future, Palo Alto, CA.

 

Media Contact:
Vivian Kuan
vivian@terreform.org
646-369-0659