Thursday, September 10, 2009

Moss Carpet

This is a biodegradable moss planter that was shown earlier this year at the Tokyo Fiber Senseware exhibition.

Japanese flower artist Makoto Azuma collaborated with Unitika and planted an assortment of mosses in a material called TERRAMAC, which is a biodegradable fiber that returns to the soil. The result is beautiful organic carpet.

Moss is a green carpet that keeps on living. It grows by absorbing moisture from the air with its whole body, not just through its roots. Even if it dries out and looks dead, its cells can recuperate when given water.

One of the characteristics of living things is that they spontaneously evolve continuing to be a part of nature.

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