I’m not gonna lie… I was pretty darn excited when I came across Grassland, a company from Deutschland that has created art installations out of… you guessed it, grass!

Bernd Oette, a Cologne based designer, hosts the innovative mind behind grassland. He has developed a series of various sizes and shapes to work from. The grass seeds grow on a soil-free material that needs only a little water and light.  They ‘live’ for about two years, slowly evolving from a rich green to a straw color.  A pretty cool concept… wall decor that has a natural life cycle.

So check this out… in addition to wall applications, grassland can come as a grass ball, or ‘Orb’, that can be hung from a ceiling…. Here’s a great shot of the orbs in action.

All grassland products are being distributed through Germany right now… for more info, check out their site HERE.


About Joshua Foss

Joshua is a leading voice for transformational change. He is the editor of Metro Hippie, co-founder and director of development of the Ecala Group, and adjunct faculty at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is also an ambassador for the Living Building Challenge and is a frequent speaker at national conferences, trade shows and summits.