Make Room for the Mushroom

Porta Romana’s new ‘Mushroom’ wall lights were inspired by creative director Andrew Hills’ visit to the Victoria & Albert Museum’s Food: Bigger than the Plate show, where oyster mushrooms were grown in coffee grounds as an example of urban farming.

He set about translating their organic beauty into lighting, entering new territory when it came to the sustainable manufacturing process: they are made from 3D-printed PLA (poly lactic acid), derived from cornstarch, before being finished in hand-textured plaster. The lights are available in large and small versions, with custom finishes available.

Porta Romana, Ground Floor, Centre & South Domes