fervent-carpet-968x644One of the common triggers of asthma is dust mites. Dust mites are typically found in objects with textiles on them, such as soft toys, beds, beddings, and carpets, so if you have a child with asthma or if you’re an asthmatic, chances are you would want to get rid of these potential triggers in your home.

That being said, the folks at design firm Studio Siem & Pabon have put together a carpet called the Fervent Carpet which has been designed specifically for asthmatics in mind. Its designs Anne Pabon and Siem Lenders asked themselves, “Pillows, curtains, upholstery, mattresses and carpets all add to the emotional value of the home. Should [the homes of asthmatics] stay cold and impersonal?”

So what makes this carpet so special? For starters it’s not your regular carpet. It’s a carpet that connects to your radiator via a pipe, and from there it will heat up to 140 degrees Fahrenheit which effectively kills dust mites that might be hiding in it. That being said the carpet itself has been specially designed and is made from a textile-covered hose, arranged to make it look artsy.

As to why they chose a radiator, they claimed that it was because in Europe, radiators are commonly found in homes. “We decided to use the radiator because it’s a heating system already, so that was a logical step.” Unfortunately this means that using it outside of Europe might not be so practical, but it’s an interesting idea and a good start.

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