Space Available's 'Radical Fungi' Collection Promotes the Power of Biomaterials

With a bold apparel collection and a range of home objects made from lab-grown mycelium.

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After opening a future-focused biodesign museum in Bali earlier this year, creative platform (and newly-formed lifestyle brand) Space Available has dropped off its second-ever capsule collection, titled Radical Fungi.

The imprint wants to play its part in building a circular future by exploring the potential of both waste and natural materials to establish solutions for an improved Earth. Where the label’s first collection, Radical Plastics, centered on plastic waste, this latest offering champions the “intelligence of fungi as an ecological material of the future.”

Designed within a case study of the fungi kingdom’s influence on the planet, the Radical Fungi collection arrives in two parts. The first is a full range of apparel donning exclusive Space Available artworks, and the second is a line of sculptures, home objects and furnishings constructed from lab-grown mycelium.

On the fashion front, the collection leans into the brand’s graphic illustrations, with upcycled and plant-based dyed T-shirts fronting stamps reading “Mycelium Cultures,” crewneck sweaters emblazoned with myriad fungi-embossed patches and statement button-down shirts boasting all-over mushroom illustrations. Additionally, the range includes a zip-up jacket covered in graphics preaching about a utopian vision, along with long-sleeve shirts showcasing a central, geometric motif in bright blue.

For the latter half of the collection, Space Available enlisted mycelium innovation firm MycoTech to grow its slate of products in an environmentally-friendly manner. Each object is designed to prove the connectivity of ecological living and progressive design.

“Our mission is to make space for nature,” said Space Available founder Daniel Mitchell. “We’ve been doing that by radically recycling the plastic waste we humans leave in nature and now we’re exploring biomaterials, which we believe is very much the future. So, we’re working with nature, in the lab, to create a series of objects which will biodegrade back into Mother Earth and help us on our mission.”

Space Available’s Radical Fungi collection is now available on the brand’s website. Take a look at the range in the gallery above.

Elsewhere, Louis Vuitton has reunited with Yayoi Kusama for a new collaboration.

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