Greenery outside of planters always sounds great in theory, but what happens when it gets overgrown, requires extra care or just generally starts to make a mess?

Those are the questions that this organic carpet design by plant artist Makoto Azuma attempts to address, in cooperation with Unitika.

The magic is what happens underneath the rug: a plant-based fiber supporting roots and storing seeds that is “decomposed (biodegraded) by microorganisms in compost or in soil after 10 years. Eventually only carbon dioxide and water remain”

TERRAMAC is named by combining “TERRA” meaning “earth” or “mother earth” and “MAC” meaning “Son” in Latin. The name, TERRAMAC, expresses “children (sons) of the mother earth” and carries an image of the “products friendly to the earth and loved by all animate being” (via Inhabitat).