Materials Design Lab of Nitya Amarnath
Insulium marked our pioneering experiment at Brim, focused on creating robust alternatives to slow-degrading, polymer-based hard materials. This endeavor delved into the extraordinary potential of the fungi kingdom as a catalyst for discovery.
Our experiment revolved around the simple yet profound equation of combining spores with indigenous farm waste, resulting in the formation of captivating mycelium shapes and objects. We embraced a symbiotic relationship with local artisans, involving them in the transformation of unwanted agricultural resources into a diverse range of packaging options and products based on mycelium.
Through Insulium, we unlocked the transformative power of fungi, demonstrating its ability to yield sustainable and biodegradable materials. This experiment exemplified our commitment to harnessing the innate potential of nature to address the challenges posed by traditional materials. As we continue to explore new horizons, Brim remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of innovation in pursuit of a more sustainable and environmentally conscious future.