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.
This bookshelf is a self-supporting structure looking for utmost essentiality, giving the sections of the mossy log the effect of being suspended in the air. With its apparently precarious balance, it is a refined dispute between visual instability and actual stability. It is a dizzying challenge to the force of gravity, the expression of a profound aspiration to a transparent, metaphysical lightness, as trees blowing in the breeze. The structure is reduced to a minimum: three slender steel rods passing through and supporting the shelves.
Embedded in the wood is a hidden mechanism that locks into place the pieces of the vertical metal rod – giving them the appearance of a single rod – and providing stability to the structure. The assembly is incredibly simple and without use of tools, according to the minimalist nature of this piece.