Pendants by Tŷ Syml seen at CRATE Brewery & Pizzeria, London - Silo lighting
Pendants by Tŷ Syml seen at CRATE Brewery & Pizzeria, London - Silo lighting
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Item Silo lighting
Created by Tŷ Syml
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Item Details
Designed specifically for Silo Brighton & CRATE Brewery, in Collaboration with Nina+Co. These light shades are made using wood waste which has been inoculated with mycelium. Mycelium is the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a mass branching and thread-like structure (hyphae). These fibres easily bind to other materials, especially those which are organic. Each shade is created by the mycelium as it grows and binds with the waste material within a 3D printed mould. The shades only take five days to grow and the result is a product that is incredibly strong, surprisingly lightweight and compostable after use.

Meet the Creator

Tŷ Syml

Tŷ Syml

Cardiff South, Australia

Syml is an award-winning experimental design studio based in Cardiff, South Wales founded by Adam Davies, Adam Humphrey and Daniel Davies. We are currently focusing on the use of mycelium (mushroom) composites as a material to create a range of products such as lampshades and acoustic wall panels. With a focus on sustainability, the materials we develop are designed to have a negligible impact on society and the environment.

One of the reasons that Tŷ Syml is based in Wales is our aspiration to have a positive influence on the Welsh economy. We aim to provide quality employment and training opportunities for local residents but also to attract highly skilled individuals to the area by providing diverse job roles. A longer-term aim would also be involved with local schools and universities. We would hope to provide training opportunities and also support the teaching of the importance of sustainability. As a company one of our main priorities is to put Wales on the map as a country with a reputation for innovation and sustainable design. Tŷ Syml places value on the use of traditional skills that can be used to create modern and sustainable products using locally sourced materials.

Available for commission/custom work