Nir Meiri’s New Mycelium and Metal Light Collection

Nir Meiri’s New Mycelium and Metal Light Collection

London-based Nir Meiri Studio has created a new lighting collection from mycelium and metal in in collaboration with BIOHM, which is a London-based startup working on developing sustainable solutions for the built environment.

The table lamps collection according to Nir Meiri, is a result of an ongoing material research in mycelium that is the vegetative part of the fungus. According to a press release, “Mushrooms or fungi are truly wondrous organisms with significant untapped potential. Mycelium consumes organic and synthetic waste to grow into desired shapes and different types of waste alter its properties. This could have highly significant implications for ridding our planet from the mountains and islands of synthetic waste. When lit, the light project on the mycelium from below and glows back as soft natural light.”

Nir Meiri, who studied Industrial Design at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design in Jerusalem, adds, “The inspiration for this design comes from the fungi itself, resulting in ‘a little garden of lights’ imitating the shapes of mushrooms growing in the wild.”

Born in Tel Aviv in 1978, Nir Meiri after graduating was accepted to the prestigious interns program, part of the Keter Plastic Group, D-Vision. In 2009, Meiri started working as a product designer and art director for an international furniture company. In 2010, Meiri established his own studio — Nir Meiri Studio. The studio offers an out-of-the-ordinary approach to everyday objects, and specializes in lighting design.

According to the studio’s official website, “Nir Meiri Design offers an out-of-the-ordinary approach to everyday objects where carefully selected materials, often raw and wild, are shaped into clean-cut forms, creating innovative products that play on the tension between the domesticated and the untamed.”

Nir Meiri is represented by leading galleries worldwide including Nilufar gallery and Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan, Mint gallery, and 19 Greek Street gallery in London, Design Museum Holon, and, Tiroche Auction House in Israel, among others.


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