Omo Niha cocomosaic


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Cocomosaic is a line of natural, handmade and eco-friendly wall coverings. Each panel is lightweight, durable and easy to install. Made from post-consumer coconut waste, these panels offer a 3D effect along with an irregular texture and natural shape. This special panel, called Omo Niha, is made of waste material of other coconut mosaics, cut into very fine pieces. Other specials panels in this line with distinctive natural textures are ‘Grand Canyon’ and ‘Wooden Bark 2x4S.

To make this material, coconut shells are cut into small, perfectly measured pieces that are then glued together into larger panels in a tile format. The variety of material colours and textures in  this line was made possible by taking pieces from both the inside and the outside of the shell and then painting or dyeing the pieces. Only water-based lacquers, adhesives and paints are used in the production of Cocomosaic products.

Because of their structure and material composition, it is also important to note that these panels may not be suitable for every application. They are best applied in a dry, ventilated area.

The panels are made in Indonesia. Their innovative use of raw materials and waste products has created many jobs in a region that suffers from widespread poverty and unemployment. A production of 250 m of Cocomosaic employs around 40 workers for  a month. Cocomosaic has received several presidential awards and prizes for their sustainable work in the Indonesian region.

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