Ep. 160: Osmose Studio - Biomaterials Reimagined, Mycelium Futures & Regenerative Design (feat. Ashley Granter & Aurelie Fontan)
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Today on Mushroom Hour we are blessed once more by the presence of Mycomaterial Specialist Ashley Granter. Along with Biofashion Designer Aurelie Fontan, Ashley is a founder of Osmose Studios - a multidisciplinary design studio dedicated to exploring how society should draw inspiration and processes from Mother nature. Working with mycelium as well as natural dyes and fabrics, they aim to bring forward beautiful design that doesn’t cost the planet and actually fosters the regeneration of lost ecosystems.    TOPICS COVERED:    Birth of Osmose Studios    Working with Classic Biomaterials in New Ways    Fashion, Materials, Regenerative Design    Future of Biomaterials Rooted in Technologies of the Past?   Product Design Grounded in Consumer Experience    Dresses Made with Kombucha & Mycelium Leather   Interior Design made with Mycelium    Diverse Landscape of the Biomaterials Industry    Scaling Sustainably and Decentralized – like a Fungus   Integrating Waste Streams into New Materials    Genetic Modification vs Directed Evolution    Business’ Role in Preserving Ecosystems and Biodiversity   Biomaterials as a Craft vs Mass Production   Working with Your Life Partner as a Business Partner    EPISODE RESOURCES:    Osmose Studio IG: https://www.instagram.com/osmose_labs/   Armillaria (fungal genus): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Armillaria   Cantharellus (fungal genus): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cantharellus   Francis Crick's books: https://www.thriftbooks.com/a/francis-crick/219274/   "Synthetic Aesthetics" by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg: https://www.daisyginsberg.com/work/synthetic-aesthetics-book    
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