Great news: that marvelous Moss Carpet you’ve been waiting for might finally go into production. When we introduced the lush living carpet prototype in 2009, many readers asked where they could get their hands on one. Six years later, the innovative design finally has promise of becoming a real product, but the creators, Nection design, still need your help—they’ve launched a Moss Carpet Kickstarter to raise funds for production and distribution.
Who doesn’t love the feeling of soft, squishy moss between the toes? The Moss Carpet is designed to bring that sensation into the home in the form of a bath mat with live moss plants. Unfortunately, Nection design says they are unable to pre-sell the full-size Moss Carpet because of “legislation rules due to the real mosses (living plant) that go on it.” However, their Kickstarter would bring to life a miniature version, that in theory, you could buy multiples of and join together to create a full-size Moss Carpet. You can also buy the full-size carpet (mosses not included) with instructions on how to install your own moss.
The Moss Carpet comprises four main layers: waterproof recycled foam as the base; real live mosses rooted in a substrate layer in the middle; and an “extremely fluffy” recycled foam with circular cutouts that cup each moss planting. The edges are scalloped to allow users to fit carpets together and form a larger surface. “The moss carpet is like bringing home a piece of freedom,” write the designers. “It is fluffy, relaxing and when you step on it, it makes you dream.”
Images via Nection Design