The future of furniture is finally here thanks to bioengineering. We can now grow wood products with the exact features needed for a particular application through plant-cell cultivation.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers have uncovered a technique to grow wood that does away with cutting trees and reduces the wastage from shaping the material. Instead, they wanted to ‘’grow’ the furniture and build it according to what was desired.
This procedure could take months as the cell culture needs to be incubated and dehydrated after being specifically shaped. Nevertheless, this is a hundred times quicker than actually growing a tree.
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