Is it just me, or is moss everywhere these days? I love all the new applications designers and artists are finding for the lovely green stuff. Like this prototype moss carpet by designer Nguyen La Chanh.
The base is constructed of a foam called plastazote, which is soft and retards the growth of mold. Each piece of moss sits in a different cell so if one needs to be replaced, it can be done easily. The designer also chose traffic-resistant mosses, but reminds us, “of course, this carpet is not meant to last a year in your bathroom.”
More art piece than everyday functional object, but I love it regardless.
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I have seen this around. Looks great in a photo and on paper, but feels a bit impractical to me. As a prototype, it’s a great PR tool for the designer though.
That’s neat! I would agree, probably more of an art piece than functional, but sometimes that’s perfectly fine!
Red Icculus says
With spring water and kelp fertilizer, it can totally last a year if misted daily.
That is so cool!
moss in general doesn’t like to be walked on… or too wet…. yet more yanko design vaporware. very pretty, but not practical
ning fathia says
I maybe one of the few people who can step on a grass like surface, so I think I won’t place this one in my bathroom.. but hey .. they look so good I might consider having one.
Robin Wedewer says
You’re right. Moss is HOT right now.
Where on earth do you find all these great designs? You always amaze me.
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Bath mats says
It?s great! But, am wondering, what?s the possibility of it attracting bugs, insects, worms, and what have you? Would be better for the front/back porch or something outdoor that wants novelty and some taste, I think.