The Bend into Bamboo Ceilings by MOSO

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Just because pandas don’t munch on the high “Moso” bamboo - also known as Phyllostachys Pubescens - doesn’t mean we don’t eat it up in design. In fact, it makes it easier to appreciate a natural resource knowing our species’ affinity for good design doesn’t disturb the nourishment of another.

Multi Layer Veneer Ceiling Panels. Designed by MOSO.

A company with the same name as the 15 to 20 meter high bamboo - MOSO International B.V. - is blasting off into the innovative, high quality bamboo product scene. In fact, their Multi Layer Veneer Ceiling Panels (in Side Pressed Natural) were recently featured in the gorgeous 200,000 square meter design of Terminal T4 of the Barajas Airport by Richard Rogers in Madrid, Spain. Focusing on the development of innovative and trend-setting products made of bamboo and based in The Netherlands, MOSO takes advantage of their technological expertise in sustainable design with over a dozen branches around the world to reach anyone wanting a solution to beautiful design the environmentally-friendly way.

Extremely comprehensive, the website of MOSO describes their use of a cellulose fleece-backed bamboo veneer that helps to avoid cracks during handling. This aspect of the panel also helps ease with the pressing of the veneer to a substrate panel during construction. The bamboo ceiling panels are made from five layers of bamboo veneer pressed together with two layers of glass fiber giving them improved strength with an added ability to bend them as needed. To top it off, all of MOSO’s panels have been sealed with a fire retardant solution that meets all fire regulations in Europe and the USA.

As important to its composition is the way it is skillfully designed. The Multi Layer Veneer Ceiling Panels are offered in three different colors: natural, caramel, and khaki. Besides the sheer beauty of a light, bamboo capping your space in varied shades, bamboo design also refers to its overall effect on the environment. Naturally, MOSO has refined their processes from the start, harvesting of bamboo in China, to the end result using it in a ceiling project over in Uruguay. In fact, they use E1 standard glues from European companies and burn sawdust and bamboo leftovers to provide most of the energy for their factory.

MOSO bamboo products - already beautiful from floor to ceiling - get even better when understood with their profound respect from harvest to installation.Best of interior and architecture

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