Moss panels deconstructed

January 15, 2020

If you follow any office trends and corporate work place accounts on Instagram you’ll have noticed, when it comes to greening up your office, moss panelling is at the forefront of contemporary interior design.

Lush wall hangings created in all shapes, sizes and colours, can create an instant wow factor in any office environment and are a fantastic solution if you’re short on floor space.

But where does the moss come from and how are the panels made?

Reindeer moss (Cladonia rangifernia) is one of the most common mosses used in interior design and is actually a lichen which grows commonly in alpine tundra areas such as Scandinavia or Canada.

Once it’s handpicked, it’s no longer living and is preserved using salts to make it fire resistant, durable and virtually maintenance-free, ready to be incorporated in interior panels.

One of the huge pluses of moss panelling is that it doesn’t require any sunlight, watering or pruning and the ongoing maintenance is virtually nil, although it might need a dust from time to time.  It doesn’t like to be in direct sunlight and a normal office humidity of between 40% and 80% is required, anything below 40% will leave the moss dried out and a bit frazzled.

And there’s more…………

The moss has both air purifying and sound absorbing qualities. Although it’s not alive, the moss absorbs moisture and in doing so removes some of the airborne particles present in the environment. Furthermore, the moss can absorb twice as much sound as products of the same size and thickness. And we haven’t even mention the proven psychological benefits to be gained from having greenery in the office.

With their luxurious qualities, ease of care and hidden benefits, it’s not surprising therefore that moss panels continue to grow in popularity in interior office design.

For more information on moss panels contact GP Plantscape on 0808 100 3120 or on enquiries@gpplantscape.com.