fervent carpet by studio siem-pabon gets rid of dust mites in the home
 
fervent carpet by studio siem-pabon gets rid of dust mites in the home
oct 15, 2014

fervent carpet by studio siem-pabon gets rid of dust mites in the home

fervent carpet by studio siem-pabon gets rid of dust mites in the home
all images courtesy of studio siem-pabon

 

 

 

textiles in the living environment provide a multitude of advantages. they create warmth and safety, regulate humidity levels and improve the acoustics of a space. pillows, curtains, upholstery, mattresses, and carpets all add to the emotional value of the home. but people who suffer from asthma have a problem with them because of their intolerance to dust mites. as a result, should their homes stay cold and impersonal? this is the mindset that studio siem-pabon developed for their project called ‘fervent’.

studio siem-pabon fervent carpet allergies dust mites
detail of the fabric

 

 

 

the observations manifest themselves in a carpet that can be heated to 60˚C once every two months, which kills harmful, allergy-inducing pests, allowing people people with sensitive immune systems to use fabrics where they could not before. the design is formed by a continuous spiral of tightly woven material that finishes in a hydraulic connection. when detached, this component can link to a power source, such as a radiator, which puts the process into motion.

studio siem-pabon fervent carpet allergies dust mites
hydraulic connection 

studio siem-pabon fervent carpet allergies dust mites
the carpet can be connected to a radiator

studio siem-pabon fervent carpet allergies dust mites
closeup of the tag

studio siem-pabon fervent carpet allergies dust mites
the carpet in a living room

 

 

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