Bright Idea: Furniture grown from mushrooms

November 21, 2016

A pop-up display of furniture grown from mushrooms at the University of British Columbia is boosting interest in an eco-friendly building material. The six benches, placed outside the university bookstore for a couple of months this spring, were designed as a proof of concept: the work of Joe Dahmen, a professor at UBC’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, and his partner, Amber Frid-Jimenez, a professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.