Danish designer and researcher Jonas Edvard has designed and produced a sound-absorbing panel that can be used also as a flexible room divider, formed within a pre-designed mould as the mycelium grows over and bonds with a mixture of plant fibers.
Named Myx Sail / Floor, this panel demonstrates the structural abilities of the composite biomaterial as the final form is both flexible and rigid.
‘My inspiration comes from observing the mushroom’s natural role as a recycling agent, breaking down plant matter into soil,’ says Jonas Edvard.
“Responsible design, in my view, involves understanding the collaborative relationship between design choices and their impact on nature. This perspective aims to contribute to a more sustainable life cycle.”
The modular design of the prototype aims to highlight how the inherent properties of these organic materials can be integrated into our homes and workspaces.
Jonas Edvard has designed his mycelium panels to absorb sound frequencies between 200 – 2500hz, the standard range at which humans talk and interact.
Through this project, the designer aims to demonstrate how natural, organic materials can be incorporated within our homes – not just in the form of objects, furniture, and lighting – but through integrated components of our buildings and interior architecture.
Project: Myx Sail / Floor
Designers: Jonas Edvard
Photographers: Benjamin Lund
Videographers: Anders Sune Berg