In ancient Rome, a rose was the symbol of secrecy; one would be suspended above meeting tables to encourage the freedom to speak plainly without repercussion, hence Sub Rosa, ‘under the rose’. And this one is extra special, as it is made from mycelium; a groundbreaking, 100% biodegradable material made from fungi fibres, grown especially for us by Magical Mushroom Company.
To make this Ceiling Rose, Sterile wood chips - recycled from waste products - and hemp are mixed with the mycelium mushroom spores to create a substrate which is applied to the wooden moulds we created with the heritage craftspeople at Wood Carving London. After a few days, the mycelium starts to grow around the moulds binding them together and forming a solid shape. Once it has reached the desired form, it is baked to stop the spores from growing.
And we are left with a finished product, created with completely natural materials; a celebration of fantastic fungi not only in its design, but in the very way it is made.
Each piece sold enables House of Hackney to purchase and protect 35 square metres of forest thanks to our partnership with the World Land Trust, the international conservation charity that safeguards our most vital natural ecosystems and threatened habitats, acre by acre.
Made in UK
Composition: 95% Hemp, 5% Mycelium
Dimensions: W: 55cm x D: 8cm x H: 55cm
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