THE STORY UNDER YOUR PLATE
Status: Innovation phase
As is often the case, it starts with a joke. Gijs needs a table for his game room and can’t find the right sizes. “Why don’t we just grow a table ourselves?” No sooner said than done. Although…
Our restrictions are simple: only biological materials. We limit ourselves to bamboo, palm rope and natural mycelial substrate. We first ‘grow’ a separate table top to see if the construction will hold up. How much can we span with minimum thickness?
After these experiments, we grow our first full table. The table of the photo. The top deserves some extra development, but the underside is beautiful. Most importantly, the table is very rigid, despite the lack of metal construction and screws.
We are currently growing new tables based on the insights gained.