Eco-designer turns mushrooms into lampshades

An eco-friendly Belgian company is turning to mushrooms as a replacement for traditional materials.

The Lumifungi project sees lampshades made from mushrooms grown from used coffee grounds.

Project designer Caroline Pultz says the mushroom-based material the lamps are made of has a very versatile nature; it can also be turned into flower pots, be used for packaging, acoustic insulation and even replace construction bricks.

See how they work in the video above.

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