|Image: Phyto-Purification Bathroom, image courtesy of Jun Yasumoto (source)|
|Image: Moss Carpet, image courtesy of La Chanh Nguyen (source)|
We spotted La Chanh Nguyen's Moss Carpet -- the second plant-based bathroom product -- on the Cohabitaire blog. La Chanh responded to our questions about her design intent.
The idea was to a new way of having your plants inside. Not only plants in pots quietly standing in the corner of a living room but alive plants, evolving in the house. (The object and the plants used stimulate our different senses.) This bathroom carpet is made of recycled latex foam mainly coming from vegetal sources. Each cell welcomes a piece of moss (forest moss).* The humidity of the bathroom and the drops flowing from the body water the mosses. This vegetation carpet procures a great feeling to your feet.
|Image: Moss Carpet base, image courtesy of La Chanh Nguyen (source)|
*Read more about the threatened/endangered status of forest moss:
Huge Market for Forest Moss Raises Concerns (Science Daily)
Moss Conservation behind Bars (Conservation Magazine)