bloom suspended bookshelf

Dedicated bibliophiles know that how you display your books is nearly as important as the type of books you read. Raw Edges, a Tel Aviv design studio comprised of Yael Mer and Shay Alkalay, designed this striking bookcase called Bloom.

bloom bookshelves

The bookcase was inspired by a weaving loom, featuring many vertical cords adorned with movable black stoppers. These stoppers allow owners to display their books as though they were floating on the vertical axis, akin to a fantastical floating garden.

raw edges bloom bookcase

Because the black stoppers can be moved to any position, users have the option of creating their very own hanging gardens in whatever configuration pleases their eyes. This bookshelf, more than perhaps any other, allows the book lover to translate the art of literature into visible, tangible art.