All made from environmentally friendly woven fibers such as water hyacinth, seagrass and banana leaf, this collection offers something for any taste or décor, from contemporary looks to more tropical or West Indies style. These pieces offer both a refined and exotic look and surpassing comfort that will enliven any room in your home.
Banana leaf is the leaf of the Banana plant. Banana leaves are predominantly used by Hindus and Buddhists as a decorative element for auspicious functions, marriages and ceremonies in India and Southeast Asia. It is also used as a plate to serve food in countries like India. Banana leaves though commonly thrown away contain large amounts of polyphenols, including EGCG, similar to green tea. Right now it is one of the most popular materials used for exclusive furnishings.
These unusual marine flowering plants are called seagrasses because the leaves are long and narrow and are very often green, and because the plants often grow in large "meadows" which look like grassland: in other words many of the species of seagrasses superficially resemble terrestrial grasses of the family Poaceae. Seagrass beds are highly diverse and productive ecosystems, and can harbor hundreds of associated species from all phyla, for example juvenile and adult fish, epiphytic and free-living macroalgae and microalgae, mollusks, bristle worms, and nematodes. Few species were originally considered to feed directly on seagrass leaves (partly because of their low nutritional content), but scientific reviews and improved working methods have shown that seagrass herbivory is a highly important link in the food chain, with hundreds of species feeding on seagrasses worldwide, including dugongs, manatees, fish, geese, swans, sea urchins and crabs. As Banana Leaf, Seagrass is one of the most popular materials used for nowadays exclusive exclusive <A HREF="home" _mce_href="http://www.laplaceusa.com/wovenfurniture.html">home">http://www.laplaceusa.com/wovenfurniture.html">home furnishings</A>.
The seven species of water hyacinth comprise the genus Eichhornia. Water hyacinth is a free-floating perennial aquatic plant native to tropical South America. With broad, thick, glossy, ovate leaves, water hyacinth may rise above the surface of the water as much as 1 meter in height. The leaves are 10-20 cm across, and float above the water surface. They have long, spongy and bulbous stalks. The feathery, freely hanging roots are purple-black. An erect stalk supports a single spike of 8-15 conspicuously attractive flowers, mostly lavender to pink in colour with six petals. When not in bloom, water hyacinth may be mistaken for frog's-bit (Limnobium spongia). One of the fastest growing plants known, water hyacinth reproduces primarily by way of runners or stolons, which eventually form daughter plants. It also produces large quantities of seeds, and these are viable up to thirty years. The common water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes) is a vigorous grower known to double its population in two weeks. As Banana Leaf and Seagrass, Water Hyacinth is one of the most popular materials used for nowadays exclusive <A HREF="home" _mce_href="http://www.laplaceusa.com/wovenfurniture.html">home">http://www.laplaceusa.com/wovenfurniture.html">home furnishings</A>.