With his knowledge of plants and keen eye for design, Stefano found natural beauty in lichen and thus started considering ways of applying the two into a meaningful system that could be incorporated within either domestic or commercial space.
In 2009 VERDE PROFILO® discovered a way of preserving natural lichen by using a 100% ecological application that would allow lichen to be placed on a base that could be installed on walls. This invention led to the patent for MOSSwall®.
|◼️ Composition||Panels made of natural stabilized lichen-moss|
|◼️ Dimensions||600 x 400 mm (MW01), 600 x 400 mm (MW02), 24 squares of 100x100 mm (MW02)|
|◼️ Thickness||from 3 cm to 6 cm, including stabilized moss|
|◼️ Weight||2.4 kg per panel|
|◼️ Warranty||4 years from date of purchase|
|◼️ Certifications||Antistatic, antibacterial, certified for fire resistance and sound absorption|
|◼️ Applications||Wall, ceiling, self-supporting partition wall, room divider|
|◼️ Installation||Direct wall fixing or through a mounting system|
|◼️ Flexibility||The steel support can be bent up to 30°|
|◼️ Use||Only in indoor environments, where a relative humidity level of 40% can be guaranteed|
|◼️ Maintenance||Should not be exposed to direct sunlight or heat sources or adverse weather conditions|
MOSSwall® has many unique features but perhaps the most important is that it requires no maintenance and is the ultimate synergistic blend of nature and design.
Handmade in Italy and shipped globally, MOSSwall® is the world leader in this type of material application. However MOSSwall® is not simply a beautiful product, it also has an important function. Indeed, by exploiting the natural properties of lichen, it is certified as a fire-resistant and soundproofing device. Practically, this means that areas presenting high levels of reverberation or echoes can be efficiently controlled with MOSSwall®.
MOSSwall® is produced from a natural lichen for indoor use. After harvesting from sustainable sources, MOSSwall® is stabilised and undergoes antistatic treatment to prevent it from capturing dust.
Due to its molecular structure, MOSSwall® requires a relative humidity of 40-50% and does not appreciate direct sunlight. However, due to the preservation and antistatic treatment, MOSSwall® is 100% zero maintenance.
Each floret of MOSSwall® is carefully handled by the factory staff who discard the unwanted basal section, which is recycled for future use for another application. Then it is manually placed with care on a tray. Upon completion of this stage, the trays are subjected to quality control prior to being packed for shipping.
MOSSwall® is the system you need to display your design. Whether you wish to simply install it against a wall or have a modular, free-standing wall, this is a complete system studied to accommodate your requirements.
MOSSwall® is fully guaranteed for 5 years from the date of purchase, and is also fully tested and certified for fire, acoustic and antibacterial control.
Available in 23 colours: Ocean, Forest, Desert, Black White and Grey, MOSSwall® can be used in a number of ways for corporate branding, unique interior design, sound control, light solutions and furnishings, or simply to bring nature indoors. There really is no limit as to what you can design with MOSSwall®.
Whatever type of application, wall, ceiling, self-supporting partition or room divider, MOSSwall® is made up of steel panels that house stabilised lichens.
There are two types of standard MOSSwall® panels:
MW01 measuring 600x400 mm, with attachments dedicated to fixing, a weight of 2.4 kg per panel and 3 cm thickness, including stabilised musk; MW02 measuring 600x400 mm, consisting of 24 squares, each of which measures 100x100 mm.
Each square running along the edge of the MOSSwall® panel houses a mounting insert.
Panel weight is always 2.4 kg with 3 cm thickness, including the stabilised moss. The squares have punched holes for easy partitioning.
This panel has two main features, the first being flexibility. Overall, the steel support can be folded up to 30°, thus allowing MOSSwall® applications on curved surfaces. Secondly, being easy to cut, single squares can be used to complete a small space.
Verde Profilo® has been the very first company ever to introduce green walls made with
stabilized moss, creating a “vertical green wall” with no maintenance.
MOSSwall® is a natural stabilized lichen, keeps its freshness and softness by absorbing moisture existing in the environment.
Implementing MOSSwall® in indoor habitats provides the beneficial properties of nature, decreasing stress due to air pollution.
MOSSwall® is an original handcrafted product, entirely made in Italy.
5 years guarantee since purchasing date.
MOSSwall® doesn’t grow, it doesn’t need to be cut.
MOSSwall® has a certificate sound absorption rate, according to: UNI EN ISO 354:2003 - 11654:1998.
MOSSwall® does not originally present bacteria and it’s a very hostile environment for the insects’ reproduction. Test certificate nr. TEC 19907062
MOSSwall® is certified for fire resistance by a main Italian certification institute.
Classification of reaction to fire according to: UNI EN 13501-1: 2009 B-s2, d0 - USA certification ASTM E 84:2003, CLASSE A.
The natural lichen avoids static electricity accumulation on the surface.
For a proper maintenance a relative moisture content of at least 40-50% must be ensured (the same needed for human well-being).
MOSSwall® is not for outdoor use.
MOSSwall® doesn’t need water. Do not spray or wash it. Ambient humidity (among proper percentages) is adequate to keep MOSSwall® soft and healthy, otherwise water can severely damage it.
MOSSwall® does not like direct sunlight. It can be safely used in natural light’s total absence.
Some tufts of MOSSwall® can occasionally detach from the wall. If that occurs you can simply re-join it with some transparent silicone (commonly available).
MOSSwall® mustn’t be crushed or walked on.