It turns out that wood-decaying fungi are more than just tiny organisms that devour lifeless trees all day long, they are also quite artsy. Just a quick look at the ‘Fungi Collection’ Furniture ($Inquire) leaves us in a state of awe of how beautiful nature can be, even when it’s dead.
Created by Italian experimental design duo Alcarol, the unusual furniture is made of planks and blocks of abandoned logs with fungi texture, and an extraclear polished resin. The pieces display the most fascinating creations of the fungi and the transformative wonder of nature: dramatic wood discolorations and elaborated dark lines that look like calligraphic art. via