monsieur plant carves a series of sneakers out of tree barks and growing fungi

monsieur plant carves a series of sneakers out of tree barks and growing fungi

in the ‘Mushroom Party’ universe sneakers grow naturally

 

Following our coverage of Monsieur Plant‘s unusual sculpture series of ‘sneakerium’ and ‘retro flower sneakers‘, the artist rediscovers the beauty in the natural environment with a new collection of sneaker art pieces. The shoes carved out of plant-based natural materials harvested in the heart of the Breton countryside in France, step straight out of a magical universe, the ‘Mushroom Party’. Intrigued by the diversity and abundance of mushrooms in the area, the creative shapes five fully vegetated sneakers with growing fungi. The composed pop-favorite shoes use botanical life to speak on the theme regarding the cycle of life of everyday objects.

monsieur plant carves a series of sneakers out of tree barks and growing fungi
all images courtesy of Monsieur Plant

 

 

bark, moss, leaves and mushrooms shape these unusual shoes

 

The Parisian artist unveils a series of sneakers made solely out of natural materials and plant cuttings. ‘Indeed, fungi fulfill essential ecological roles in natural ecosystems, without them, trees and plants would quickly die, suffocated by their own waste’, shares Monsieur Plant. Inspired and amazed, Christophe Guinet winks at this fantastic universe with the quirky ‘Mushroom Party’ series, consisting of five fully vegetated sneakers with plants harvested in the forest such as bark, moss, autumn leaves, and mushrooms. Playing with man-made codes and using symbols such as sneakers to give them a natural and ethical twist, the artist illustrates nature’s triumph over modern modes of consumption.

monsieur plant carves a series of sneakers out of tree barks and growing fungi
the composed pop-favorite shoes are redesigned using botanical life as their material

monsieur plant carves a series of sneakers out of tree barks and growing fungi
every facet of the shoes bar the laces is made out of natural materials harvested in the countryside

monsieur plant carves a series of sneakers out of tree barks and growing fungi
real mushrooms grow out of the sculpted sneakers

monsieur plant carves a series of sneakers out of tree barks and growing fungi
the fully vegetated sneakers are shaped out of bark, moss, autumn leaves, and mushrooms

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monsieur plant carves a series of sneakers out of tree barks and growing fungi
mushroom sneakers
mushroom sneakers
mushroom sneakers

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project info:

 

name: Mushroom Party
designer: Monsieur Plant | @monsieur_plant

 

 

designboom has received this project from our DIY submissions feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their own work for publication. see more project submissions from our readers here.

 

edited by: christina vergopoulou | designboom

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