Mykor is a biotechnology and design company which has at its core digital design and bio-fabrication inspired by nature.
We strive for a cross-disciplinary approach combining design, biology and technology, to create a limited series of objects and materials for the home with a unique aesthetic.
Our fabrication technique involves the use of 3D printing, alongside mycology to inoculate and propagate mycelium on urban wood waste from Kent.
Mycelium is the "root" of mushrooms and it works as a natural "glue" as it is used to bind wood waste with natural dyes. The mushroom strains used will bind the waste material, grow in the span of four weeks in the right environmental conditions, involve minimum use of water and air dry naturally. Produced with local waste and carbon-negative they are easily decomposed in as little as 45 days.
As more of us live in increasingly urbanised locations, we have found ourselves yearning to spend time surrounded by soil and plants, while breathing fresh air. Mykor materials recreate the feeling of being in nature from within your house as they translate into homeware products and sound-absorbing and thermally insulating panels.
We have developed a unique process in our studio through experimentation with organic materials. Working with wood waste and natural dyes allows us to create a range of natural pigments and textures in the products we create.
Please get in touch if you would like more information about our services for the construction industry and interior design.