Myamo sustainable acoustic panels made out of mycelium

FUNCTIONALITY, AESTHETICS & SUSTAINABILITY

 

AN ACOUSTIC PANEL MADE FROM MUSHROOMS

 

Myamo | Prices and awards for our sustainable acoustic panels made out of mycelium

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.

 

Myamo sustainable acoustic panels made out of mycelium
Myamo sustainable acoustic panels made out of mycelium

AESTETHIC

 

Inspired by cell structures in nature, the parametric design produces an interesting aesthetic and harmonic surface offering a wide range of design possibilities.

MYAMOS JOURNEY

 

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.

Myamo sustainable acoustic panels made out of mycelium
Myamo sustainable acoustic panels made out of mycelium

THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

 

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Mycelium Substrate

Mycelium is the root network of fungi.
Mycelium material is a sustainable composite material composed of agricultural by-products such as straw.

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Forming

After harvesting, the substrate is usually used as fertiliser, but we use it to make Myamo acoustic panels.
We crumble the substrate when filling the molds.

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Growing

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.

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Drying

Within a week, the panels grow and can then undergo a drying process that causes the fungus to die. The fungus stops growing from here on and our panel has taken on the natural white colour of the mycelium.

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EXHIBITIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

Exhibitions

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​​​​​​​

Publications

05/2022 | L’edilizia sostenibile del futuro? | www.infobuildenergia.it

05/2022 | Klimahouse 2022 | IoArch

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 ​​​​​​​