As the trend continues, moss walls are going to be one of the most versatile and entrancing design elements used in projects in 2022 to truly incorporate biophilia and connect people to nature.
Besides their stunning aesthetics moss walls have several other benefits, but first, you may be wondering; what is a moss wall?
“Moss walls are in essence an artistic design piece crafted using preserved moss applied to a panel or backing board used for decorative pieces in commercial and residential spaces. What most people misunderstand about moss walls is that they are not living. They are in fact a real natural product but no longer in its living state because it has gone through a preservation process so that it can be used in this way completely maintenance free.” Commented Liam Abernethie, Leaflike.
Benefits of a moss wall
Moss walls are an excellent option to bring nature indoors without the hassle of ongoing maintenance. The moss used to construct this decorative piece is preserved and therefore does not grow. Consequently, there is zero maintenance required to keep it looking fresh and healthy.
Due to its friendly preservation process moss walls have a significantly lower carbon footprint when compared to both live and artificial plants. This is because they are constructed using 100% natural product, maintenance-free, and their longevity of life; moss walls will last as long as 8-10 years if it is installed in an area where it can’t be tampered with. Moss walls provide the creativity of nature, the convenience of artificial plants and the benefits of live plants.
In a world where we need to learn to do more with less, moss walls shine their colours. They are an excellent addition to spaces where biophilic design is required but there is limited floor space for other elements. They are so versatile that they can be created to literally any shape or size and work wonders in small spaces or high-traffic areas that are prone to be damaged.
To prove how effective moss walls are for acoustics a study-carried out by The University of The Basque Country tested the acoustic properties of modular green walls. To do this, they used two different reverberation chambers. They found that, when compared to untreated walls, the green walls resulted in a ‘weighted sound reduction index’ of 15db and a weighted sound absorption coefficient of 0.40”. This study demonstrated that these walls show a similar or better acoustic absorption coefficient than other common building materials.
A study from the University of Twente, in collaboration with CBRE, discovered that plants have a quantifiable positive impact on cognition and productivity. During the study, participants were taken to a healthier work environment equipped with large plants. The outcome of the study proved to be remarkable; performance by the employees increased by up to 10% simply through connecting them to nature using biophilia.
At Leaflike, our team manufacture the highest quality hand-crafted moss walls for interior spaces. If you’re considering incorporating a designer moss wall into your venue, please contact us.
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