Ecovative Pavilion at DESIGN PAVILION
05/07/2016 - 05/11/2016
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Astor Place Plaza
between Cooper Square and Lafayette Street
Ecovative Pavilion designed by Harry Allen
World leading bio-materials company Ecovative collaborates with designers Harry Allen and Jeff Betts to create a pavilion featuring the launch of interior products made from ‘mushroom material’. This collaboration was ignited through Material ConneXion, the world’s largest materials consultancy and resource library. Product designs by Eric Pfeiffer, Alyssa Coletti, Jeff Betts, and Ken Lush, using environmentally friendly coverings by Designtex, are on display demonstrating how Ecovative grows earth-friendly materials with positive impact on our planet’s ecosystem. These high performance, cost-competitive, award-winning products—including MycoBoard™ panels for furniture and construction, MycoFoam™ materials, and other consumer goods—are healthy, environmentally friendly, and certified sustainable.
Special thanks to UMBRA SHIFT for providing the COILED STOOL designed by Harry Allen.
About Jeff Betts
Jeff Betts is design and development lead at Ecovative, where he works with innovative designers and manufacturers to realize the possibilities of Mushroom Material® products. At Ecovative, Jeff helped develop the material platform MycoBoard, leads the maker-centered material program GIY (Grow It Yourself), and created the Ecovative Pavilion at Design Pavilion with Harry Allen.
About Harry Allen Design
Harry Allen Design is an award-winning, multi-disciplinary design firm based in New York City. Although trained as an industrial designer, Mr. Allen achieved prominence in 1994 for his interior design of the world renowned design store, Moss. A multitude of interior design projects followed. Harry’s product design work spans a wide range, from furniture and lighting to packaging and accessories. Harry’s work can be found in the permanent collections of MOMA, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Denver Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
DESIGN PAVILION is located at Astor Place Plaza, just south of East 8th Street and between Cooper Square and Lafayette Streets in Greenwich Village.