FROM NATURE TO YOUR HOME
SUSTAINABLE & SOUND ABSORBING
Myamo is a sustainable, efficient, modular acoustic panel for indoor use that is created in a growth process based on mycelium, the underground root structure of mushrooms in combination with agricultural waste.
Inspired by cell structures in nature, the parametric design produces an interesting aesthetic and harmonic surface offering a wide range of design possibilities.
In pursuit of an alternative material that does not harm our ecosystem, designer Katharina Querbach feels responsible to develop products based on sustainable materials, thus positively influencing our consumer society towards a circular economy. Read our full story here.
THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS
Mycelium is the root network of fungi.
Mycelium material is a sustainable composite material composed of agricultural by-products such as straw.
The material is crumbled and poured into a mold and stored for a few days.
Unlike conventional materials, production is characterised by a growth process in which the mycelium breaks down organic material by absorbing nutrients and spreading into roots that serve as binders.
After one week, the panel is removed from the mold and undergoes a drying process. The fungus stops growing from here on and our panel has taken on the natural white colour of the mycelium.
EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
2022 | Messe Bozen | Klimahouse
2022 | Viktualienmarkt München | MCBW
2021 | Deutsches Sport & Olympia Museum Köln | MehrWert NRW
2020 | RWTH Aachen | Ecological material mini library
2020 | RWTH Aachen | BUILDING PRODUCTS in the cycle
2020 | MAK Köln | Ökorausch Festival
2019 | MAK Köln | Kölner Design Preis
05/2022 | L’edilizia sostenibile del futuro? | www.infobuildenergia.it
05/2022 | Klimahouse 2022 | IoArch
02/2022 | Myamo – Akustikabsorber auf Pilzbasis | https://cradle-mag.de
03/2021 | Ganz natürlich | AW Architektur & Wohnen
02/2021 | Zukunftsmaterial | COUCH Magazin
01/2021 | Pilze, ein Material der Zukunft? | www.swiss-architects.com
01/2021 | Akustisch wirksam | www.german-architects.com