Biohm took part in a week long bio-inspired design event called Biodesign Here Now at the Open Cell container start-up village, London. Exhibited as part of the London Design Festival, Orbeus was a rope structure that suspended triangular panels made out of a variety of 100% natural and biodegradable materials. Biohm’s bio-based material Orb (organic refuse compound) was featured throughout the structure and was made out of food and agricultural waste mixed with an organic binder. In addition, Biohm hosted talks and workshops about sustainable construction and how to utilize waste streams to create new organic materials.
Biohm took part in an exhibition called Idea of North at the BALTIC Centre of Contemporary Art in Newcastle, UK. Biohm provided two triangles to be featured in a large geodesic dome installation curated by Material Driven. Designed and made by Aleksi, Rise is a large peel-based artwork influenced by islamic geometry, while making a reference to the iconic Angel of the North sculpture. The second triangle was grown from mycelium on various agricultural waste substrates, demonstrating the potential for the material to be used as insulation panels. The works were exhibited May - September 2018 at the BALTIC.
Photos by MaterialDriven, Biohm and Aleksi
For the London Design Festival 2018, Biohm collaborated with Nir Meiri Studio to grow mycelium lamps, where the mycelium is used as a reflector to create warm and natural light. Read what Dezeen wrote about the project here. The images are by Biohm and Nir Meiri Studio.
This artwork made by Aleksi explores how peel can be used aesthetically in a similar way to ceramic tiling. The graphic is designed by Ehab Sayed, mimicking the design of Biohm’s radical construction system developed. Learn more about Triagomy here.
Photos by Biohm
“Mycelium consumes organic and synthetic waste to grow into desired shapes and different types of waste alter its properties. This could have significant implications for ridding our planet from mountains and islands of synthetic waste. The material is capable of achieving higher insulation values than its current synthetic alternatives.” - Ehab Sayed, Founder of Biohm.
Orb (organic refuse biocompound) is Biohm’s new material that derives from Mandin’s fruit peel explorations (see Peel Products). Using an organic binder, food and agricultural waste can be formed into sheets or moulded to create intricate shapes. Orb is 100% natural, biodegradable and vegan and can be used to make beautiful bespoke interiors from tiles.
Aleksi was responsible for creating Biohm’s eye-catching stand at the Materials for Architecture exhibition at ILEC Conference Centre in London, 25-26 April 2018. The showpieces included acoustic wall panels grown from mycelium, a large triangular peel-based artwork and intricate wall tilings made from food waste. The display reflects Biohm’s and Aleksi’s ambitions of pushing the bio-based movement within the design and construction industry.