Not only is Vitra's Corniche Shelving System a unique design, it also has a unique inspiration. Says designer Ronan Bouroullec: “The same way that we hang our belongings on a rock jutting from a cliff before diving into the sea, we need small, informal storage in everyday life too.” Now, we don’t know about you, but we’re not diving off of cliffs on a routine basis, yet we can certainly relate to the need for places we can quickly drop items on as well as a shelf display that’s not the usual straight slab.
And this is the reason that Corniches were shaped by the famed Bouroullec Brothers as individual, isolated protrusions in space. Whether as a key rack beside the front door, a spot to put everything we need to have at our fingertips in the bathroom, as a pedestal for a small collection of objects or as a broad wall display, Corniches are a new way to enhance the walls we live within.
Corniches hang by a hidden support system that can hold any size shelf, which means you can effortlessly swap them around when the mood strikes without re-mounting. Holds up to 44 lbs per shelf (20 kg). Hardware included.
Sold individually. Available in Black, Japanese Red and White.
Small: 8 1/4 w x 5 3/4 h x 5 3/4 d (21 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm)
Medium: 13 3/4 w x 5 3/4 h x 5 3/4 d (34.9 x 14.6 x 14.6 cm)
Large: 18 w x 8 1/2 h x 8 1/2 d (45.7 x 21.6 x 21.6 cm)