High Grass is a bookcase in which no two shelves are similar. It aims to confront the omnipresence of square cubes in the world of bookcases and transform how we understand storage.
With High Grass, storage becomes motion. The bookshelf is a living organism designed to interact with the objects it stores. When filled with books, music, and other personal items, the bookcase acquires a sculpture-like quality. Instead of just storing things, High Grass becomes a swaying, almost dancing, sculpture.
Functionally, High Grass is also a highly practical storage unit. The diversity of the rooms ensures that all formats of books and odd sized items find their right place.
High Grass created by the Czech sculptor, Jiri Pliestik. The inspiration for the bookshelf is the movements created by a swirl of wind in the high grass in a meadow or on a roadside. The idea was to pick this single, beautifully organic shape and create furniture out of it. Thus, inviting the dynamic of nature to enter the interiors of our homes and offices. The aim is to fight the conservative straight lines and 90-degree angles that traditionally pervade in book shelves and let the shelves be as diverse and full of fantasy as the books they store.
Materials and construction
It is a self-supporting construction made of plywood. It consists of a base into which vertical plates are inserted. The vertical plates are bound in the production process and their shape is fixed and firm. The shelves are mounted in between the vertical plates with a pivot/pin and a screw (perpendicular to each other). Shelves and plates are made of 12 mm thick plywood plates, spray-painted (green, red, blue, black) or lacquered (wood).
The High Grass bookshelf is easy to put together and take apart. All you need is two screwdrivers.
Width: 196 cm, Height: 250 cm, Depth: 32 cm. Five colors: wood (beech), green, red, blue, and black.