Corniches by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec are informal and flexible shelves, the design responding to the need for small storage spaces to stow everyday items.

Released this year by VITRA, the French brothers‚Äô design research continuously evolves around the exploration of forms that allow flexibility, whilst their aesthetic provides ‘visual lightness’.

The shelving devices strive to illustrate the idea of creating an impromptu storage area, with the wall-mounted supports now available in various shapes, sizes and colours, and constructed from high quality plastic.

‚ÄúThe 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‚Äù, explains Ronan Bouroullec. “And this is the reason that Corniches are neither regular shelves nor simple horizontal surfaces, but rather individual, isolated protrusions for the environments that we create.”

Whether used as a key rack at the front door; a spot to put items we need to have at our fingertips in the bathroom; used as a pedestal for small collection of objects; or grouped in a cluster to form a large installation – the Corniches collection aims to provide a new way to use the walls in living spaces.

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