As shifting social and political agendas challenge us to make more concerted efforts to be responsible for our natural environment, more and more people are looking for ways in which to make their own death more sustainable.
The objective of this project was to take an experiment-led approach to using mycelium as an alternative coffin making material. In nature, Mycelium helps to break down previously spent matter and release valuable nutrients back into the ecosystem. As a coffin material, this means it has the potential to not only reduce the environmental toll of extraction, but also make a positive contribution to the geosphere at the end of its product life. The final model shows the result of allowing a mycelium bio-composite mass to grow within a mould to produce an organic and sustainable coffin solution.