19 Oct '16, 11am
Biophilic designer Joe Zazzera discusses the many benefits of indoor moss walls
these days — but not all of us have the time or space to take care of them. What can you do to bring a little sensation of the outdoors inside? Joe Zazzera and Pat Mahan of Plant Solutions struggled with the problem, and developed the Moss Wall Art solution. “It was 2009, the height of the Great Recession.” says Joe, “Our clients loved the living walls we designed, but a lot of them were reluctant to take on the watering and maintenance costs, because their business was uncertain.” Using sustainably harvested and naturally preserved moss, lichens, ferns, and downed wood, they developed a set of proprietary artisanal techniques that bring the sensation of nature into a wide range of interiors — at four-fifths the cost of a living wall.