Tatami Igusa

March 3, 2010
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Igusa straw wall covering

Igusa straw is the primary ingredient used to make Tatami mats in Japan. The material has a variety of benefits such as air purification, mold and bacteria resistance, and humidity conditioning. The material also has a nice tactile quality and emits a delicate fragrance into interior spaces. Precious Pieces has developed a new washi wall covering using Igusa straw cultivated in Kumamoto Japan. Tatami Igusaa imparts an uncanny warmth to interior wall surfaces, and is produced with no added chemicals.

Contact: Precious Pieces, New York, NY, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment

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