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The Great Mushrooming

Posted in Design Festa 2009, Stuff by tokyobling on June 22, 2010

At Design Festa 2010 I saw these wonderful mushroom lamps by the Great Mushrooming himself. Made by glass, LED lights and found wood. I was not the only one in absolute awe of the beauty of these practical works of art – the crowd in front of his exhibition was thick with people. I’d say this guy must have been on of the top five artists in the whole festival. I love the detail of the absolutely non-fungi little plastic on/off dial. So sweet and so mechanical. It makes for a great contrast to the brittle lights. I wouldn’t mind having a whole room decorated with these. Check out his site for more photos and info (naturally – Japanese only).

Update (2010 August 26th): I talked to the Man himself (Mr Mushroom) about people overseas buying his works but he thinks they are far too brittle for shipping, also his day job keeps him too busy to make any of these for overseas sales. If you want one, just show up on the next Design Festa here in Tokyo!





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  1. Romain said, on June 22, 2010 at 7:13 am

    WAWWWWW impressive. Must be amazing to have some picture in the dark of those piece of art.

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  2. pk1154 said, on June 22, 2010 at 11:55 am

    Those would definitely have me whipping the checkbook out if they showed up at my local art fair. The only problem being, which to choose? The second one or the last one? Though, just the name ‘raccoon dog puff ball’ puts that one in the running, too.

    And I know just where I’d put them, too!

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  4. paul merrill said, on June 23, 2010 at 1:35 am

    LOVE these.

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    • tokyobling said, on June 23, 2010 at 2:25 am

      Cool, aren’t they? Would look great in a minimalistic white interior apartment!

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  8. Psychoaktive Pilzlämpchen « 11k2 said, on June 24, 2010 at 3:37 pm

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  9. Christine said, on July 28, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    so glad to see he’s still doing Design Festa — I found your post when people were searching under Great Mushrooming and going to my site. See my write up on him from a few years ago…I was fortunate enough to go home with a lamp! http://www.aikojewelry.com/blog/2008/05/design-festa-great-mushrooming/

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    • tokyobling said, on July 29, 2010 at 12:31 am

      Nice blog! Thanks for the comment, I hadn’t seen that before. You actually got a lamp?! Wow, do you have any pics of how you have it set up? They are so beautiful, I hesitate to actually trying to use one in a real setting…

      Yes. He is still going strong, getting better every year!

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  11. Yukio Takano said, on August 12, 2010 at 6:27 am

    nice to meet you.

    The photograph of the lamp is wonderful.

    Thank you!!

    Your blog is very interesting!!

    Please take a wonderful photograph from now on.:*.,’.:*;.:

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    • tokyobling said, on August 17, 2010 at 6:15 am

      Hi Yukio and thank you for coming to my blog! We all LOVE your fantastic creations! 良かったら、私の写真をプロモーションにも、使って下さい!

      暇ならまた遊んできてください!(^-^)

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    • Natali said, on February 8, 2013 at 1:48 pm

      Yukio you works are great. Please if there is any small possibility to buy one of them if i am not in Tokio?

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      • tokyobling said, on February 8, 2013 at 6:04 pm

        Hi Natali! I think the artist only sells in Japan, his work is too fragile to send by international mail!

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  12. Induction Lighting said, on August 14, 2010 at 4:49 am

    It’s fun to watch at night. A glowing mushroom really feels amazing, remember the days when I was young seeing a certain mushroom species that glows at night.

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  15. Madame de Plonge said, on August 22, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    meh

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    • tokyobling said, on August 23, 2010 at 2:48 am

      Had a feeling you’d say that… (^-^;)

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  18. eunice said, on August 24, 2010 at 7:42 am

    I would like to know if there is anyway to order the lamp online?

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    • tokyobling said, on August 24, 2010 at 8:05 am

      Hi Eunice, I don’t know but I have sent him an email to check with him. If there is a way I’ll post it here.

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  21. Antje said, on September 3, 2010 at 6:38 am

    good morning,
    thank you for posting about Mr. Mushroom. His work is just amazing and your pictures caught the beauty of it.

    I wanted to let you know that I used one of your pictures to post today about the Great Mushrooming in my blog.

    All the best,
    Antje

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    • tokyobling said, on September 3, 2010 at 8:26 am

      Dear Antje, thank you for your kind comment. I saw the post on your blog and it looks excellent indeed! I like the profile picture you have too, a camera in hand! Hope to see you here at Tokyobling often in the future! Best regards, Tokyobling

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  22. Philip Scott said, on November 3, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Hi there,

    I would just love to get my hands on one of these; I am an avid mushroom lover and I think these are beautiful. Do you think there is any way you could help me get one shipped to the UK? Happy to pay a bit of a premium for the service of course :)

    Let me know if you might be able to help!

    All the best,

    Phil

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    • tokyobling said, on November 4, 2010 at 1:54 am

      Hi Philip and welcome to Tokyobling! I’m regularly in touch with the creator of these fantastic things and he tells me that they are even more fragile than they seem so he has decided no to risk any shipping of these. Also, since they are all handmade he wouldn’t be able to keep up with demand, I think. If you have friends in Tokyo you have a chance to ask them to buy one for you though, I am sure he will be at this season’s Design Festa this coming weekend in Odaiba!

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  23. Jennifer said, on May 2, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    These. Are. AWESOME! I will totally be keeping an eye on my friends’ travels to see if I can get my mitts on one.

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    • tokyobling said, on May 6, 2011 at 5:00 am

      Hi Jennifer! There’s an exhibition coming up I hear. Let me know if/when you come to Japan next! (^-^)

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  25. Rio said, on October 12, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    Hi there! I will be visiting Design Festa this November. Do you remember the price of any of these lamps or if Mr. Mushroom will be attending this year? I just want to be prepared to bring enough money with me. : )

    The mushroom lamps are so beautiful and I’d love to bring one home to Germany! :D

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    • tokyobling said, on October 13, 2011 at 1:41 am

      Hi Rio! I don’t know if he’s coming this November, haven’t been in touch lately I’m afraid. But he is usually there. You’ll have to get there early though, he usually sells out of the best pieces and naturally you’ll want a good selection to chose from. I don’t remember the prices I’m afraid. I’ll mail him and ask, will post here if I get an answer! (^-^)

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      • Rio said, on October 15, 2011 at 11:54 am

        Thanks! It would be great if you can get me some infos. : )

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  28. Jonelle Patrick said, on April 12, 2013 at 6:24 am

    You always make me regret not being a stalker so I can just follow you to all the great places you go and see the fab things you discover! I’d barely gotten over kicking myself for not making it to Design Festa, when I saw this and it all started up again! I LOVE these lamps. Might go blind trying to use one to read by, but hey, it’s a small price to pay for their over the top sublimity.

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  29. romainboitier said, on November 2, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    Funny how what i love keeps bringing me back to your website. I was trying to work on some project like this recently, and i was wandering if you knew the price of those lamps? Or if you re going to this festa could you contact me ? would love to manage to have one :)

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    • tokyobling said, on November 5, 2013 at 1:37 am

      Hi! Thanks for the comment! I do not know the price and I have not seen the creator for a while. The festa was this weekend but I did not go. Maybe next time! I know that he does not ship abroad though. I think you can make these yourself though! (^-^)

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      • romainboitier said, on November 5, 2013 at 3:16 pm

        well, i’ll try too since i discover some kind of plastic resine that you can cast easily. But i just love the boxing of those… so japanese , simple well made, nice writing on it ( that i can’t do).

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  30. Yukio Takano said, on December 2, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    By all means, please try to make it to trial♪
    and, I plan to exhibited at the Design Festa in May of next year.

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    • tokyobling said, on December 16, 2013 at 8:08 am

      Thank you Mr Takano! Your artwork is famous all over the world now!

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