Fungi Stool, in addition to providing comfort and an innovative proposal, it offers a trip and connection with nature.
East stool designed by Satoshi Itasaka from Tokyo studio H220430, highlights the importance of preserving fungal decomposers, which play a crucial role in the ecosystem.
H220430, search through your designs, create awareness of how the world is dealing with issues such as global environmental degradation and the growing wealth gap.
This is how this Japanese designer proposes solutions through his furniture, without taking his eyes off the problems of modern society.
Setting a more sustainable direction for the design, the Fungi Stool is made from a circle of six discs resembling mushroom caps nestled next to each other.
The stool is made up of stainless steel, wood, and fungi that grow and flourish, like flowers on mushrooms.
But why choose mushrooms for inspiration? For Itasaka, it is not an exaggeration to say that the cycles of nature are carried out by bacteria and fungi.
"Bacteria and fungi have been the decomposers in the food chain, keeping the earth's environment in a healthy state."
That is why Itasaka's designs seek to help and contribute in some way to the environment.
On this model, the Japanese designer refers to the panic that humanity is experiencing in the face of bacteria, without realizing that the environment in which we live would not be possible without decomposers such as fungi.
For this reason, and although the world is going through a disinfection boom, the Fungi Stool also serves to learn more about these decomposers and not to get rid of them.
"The mushrooms grew and flourished like flowers, producing numerous beautiful mushrooms."
A chair that, in addition to having a natural beauty, undoubtedly contains a forceful message.