For more details, you'll need to contact Philip Ross of San Francisco or visit his website, www.philross.org. But, in the meantime, here's some basic information to stimulate your curiosity and sense of design.
Mr. Ross incorporates mycelium, often reiche, grown on red oak sawdust from Northern California mills, into his hand-crafted furniture. Sure, it sounds a little wacky, but he explains that "it's a versatile building material with many attractive qualities." For example, he claims that mycelium is fire-retardant, compostable, plastic, a good insulator, healthy for humans to be around, and as strong, structurally, as concrete, adding that "I've shot a handgun at one of these and the network was strong enough to block the bullet - it only went in about 5 inches." Now, let's hope that there won't be guns being fired anywhere near the mycelium furniture that you may acquire but, just in case, you now know what will happen.
Philip favors Ganoderma lucidum, commonly known as reishi,
for furniture making. Notice how this specimen has grown
around a stick that was in its path.