Fungi’s fabulous future in mental health and sustainable materials

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Fungi

Amanda Cobett

Exhibition Mushrooms: The art, design and future of fungi

Venue Somerset House, London

THESE curious creations are in celebration of mushrooms and other fungi. They are part of an exhibition highlighting a growing appreciation of fungi’s role in everything from boosting our health and well-being to reimagining design and providing sustainable materials.


Above is Fungi by textile artist Amanda Cobbett. It may look real, but Cobbett made it from embroidered papier mâché. She was inspired by what she saw in the forest every day when she …

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Fungi’s fabulous future in mental health and sustainable materials