Moss walls are a healthy choice for all spaces as they help cleanse the air, reduce noise and add a natural design element without looking cluttered. Very likely you have seen a moss wall, or possibly you have seen one without knowing exactly what it was!
Moss walls along with living green walls are a burgeoning trend in interior design that improves the aesthetics of a space and adds so many wellness benefits. Innovators in the plant industry found that they could create dimensional art pieces that abstracted natural design, which could be custom designed to complement all styles of interiors. They began incorporating moss along with beautiful and sustainability hand-harvested pieces of driftwood and other natural elements, into custom vertical moss pieces.
In the plant rental service, industry clients ask for designs that required minimal maintenance. A moss wall is created from preserved mosses; therefore they need very little care. Your preferred local plant rental service company, such as Plantique Florida, is able to design custom moss walls that are a work of art. Pre-designed, framed moss walls are also available as part of our plant design offerings with additional customization if needed.
(photo) -Modular units of different species of Moss are mixed with cork and stone to create a zen-like wall art.
Biophilic Design in Interiors
Biophilic design is a phrase that you have most likely started hearing more in the interior design space and it’s only going to increase in popularity. We as humans have an intuitive and deeply ingrained attraction to nature, and a biological need for contact with the natural world.
The word ‘biophilia’ literally means a love of life or living things. (It stems from Greek and is the opposite of phobia. Phobia = fear of. Philia = love of.)
Edward O Wilson, an American biologist made the concept popular in 1984 with his book ‘Biophilia’. He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1978 for On Human Nature. In the 21st century, He defined it as “the urge to affiliate with other forms of life”. In the last decade or so biophilia has been recognized by the scientific and design communities to have a significant impact on humanity. There have been studies that show convincing evidence of the positive benefits of interaction with nature.
Research shows that interior plants can:
- Improve productivity
- Lower stress levels
- Enhance learning comprehension
- Increase recovery rates from illness
(photo) Fallingwater, the famous house by Frank Lloyd Wright is a good example of Biophilia, melding life with nature.
The Benefits of Living Moss Walls
Living moss walls will not only make your space look better, but also adds appeal to the indoor air aroma and makes the areas air quality much healthier! Live plants, trees and moss use CO2 that helps circulate air throughout an area. They help remove harmful VOCs (Volatile organic compounds) from the ambient air while releasing fresh, pure oxygen.
If controlling indoor sound is a concern, try a moss wall! Distractions from noise are one of the top complaints from employees in workplace with open layouts. Reindeer moss walls have been tested and found to have a very effcient NCR rating of .9.
Now that you understand the theory of Biophilia, melding human life with nature and our surroundings, and how it is incorporated with interior design you will see why it is a growing trend in our health and beauty conscience society.
I hope this information will intrigue you to explore your surroundings and to find a space to install a colorful artsy moss wall. You can start with a moss bowl on your table or a small moss piece in a small picture frame style wall hanging.
If you’re looking to add a moss wall or living wall installation to your office space or residential space, contact our team of experts to help you create, install, and maintain a beautiful living wall.
(Photo) You can start small with a moss bowl. This moss bowl almost appears to be gravitating up to reach out to you!
(photo) This Moss wall presented in a frame incorporates plants to create even more texture and color for art lovers.
(photo) A representative from a Plant Service Company demonstrates how versatile a modular Moss system can be. This sample combo-pack shows Moss mixed with stone and bark panels for color, texture and design appeal. Panels come in many sizes or they can be custom designed.