a blue ceramic vessel with a cluster of pink mushrooms growing from the side

All images courtesy of Good Growing

Meet GUS, a tabletop companion that helps you harvest fresh mushrooms at home. From the team at Good Growing, the minimal vessels hold what’s known as a fruiting block—a mix of sawdust, grains, and mycelium spores—that within a few days, burst with thick clusters of fleshy fungi.

The breathable, low-fire ceramic helps to regulate the temperature while also maintaining a moist environment for the specimens to sprout. Plus, GUS is modular and stackable, allowing for several varieties to be grown at once without taking up valuable countertop real estate.

GUS made Deezeen’s longlist for product design in 2023 and is currently sold out, although you can join a waitlist to be notified about when the next batch is available.

 

a white ceramic vessel with a cluster of yellow mushrooms growing from the side

a white ceramic vessel stacked atop a blue ceramic vessel with a cluster of pink mushrooms growing from the sides

a cluster of yellow mushrooms grows from the top of a ceramic vessel

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