The Corniches are a flexible system of small shelves that illustrate the idea of creating impromptu storage areas.
The shelves’ do not have a specific function or location, they are designed to be flexible and can be used as anything from a key rack beside the front door to a shelf in the bathroom for toiletries. Ronan Bouroullec explains, “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”.
Made of high quality plastic, the Corniches are available in three sizes, small $75, medium $110 and large $125.
Vitra have also introduced a new iPhone app that makes it easier for customers to buy and install the shelving. By using the program and the camera on their mobile phone, customers are able to assess which colors would best suit their home décor style and which sizes would be most appropriate for their space. Once happy with the layout, customers can virtually place accessories on the shelves, then generate a shopping list and find out where the nearest retailer is located. Click here to view in the App Store.
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About the Manufacturer: Vitra is a furniture company dedicated to developing healthy, intelligent, inspiring and durable solutions for the office, the home and for public spaces. Vitra’s products and concepts are developed in Switzerland by applying a diligent design process that brings together the company’s engineering excellence with the creative genius of leading international designers. It is the company’s goal to create products with a high functional and aesthetic life expectancy.
About the Designers: The brothers Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec live and work in Paris. Their métier includes everything from small objects of utility to architectural projects. They have been collaborating with Vitra since 2000, greatly enriching the company’s collection of furniture for the office and the home.