Bookcase with Moss
Are you still looking for that perfect bookshelf to house your natural history, botany or nature writing collection?
Well, I think we found it.
Created by Alcarol, the bookshelf is called Undergrowth and was recently on display at the London Design Festival.
The bookshelf retains the vegetation present on the log when it was retrieved from the forest. The mossy edges are then cast in resin and preserved.
Mosses and lichens are very primitive organisms that grow in damp places, including rocks and trees. They form the lowest layer of forest vegetation and are equipped with chlorophyll giving them a green colour of varying degrees of intensity. alcarol recovered some logs from the undergrowth of the Italian Dolomite mountains and cut planks that preserve the natural edges with their native populations of plants, which are embedded in a resin resembling the water that generated their life.