Corniches arose from the need for small impromptu storage spaces for miscellaneous items. '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', explains Ronan Bouroullec. And this is the reason that Corniches are neither regular shelves nor simple horizontal surfaces, but rather individual, isolated protrusions in the environments that we create.
Whether as a key rack beside the front door, a spot to put everything we need to have at our fingertips in the bathroom, a display surface for a small collection of objects or as a large installation, Corniches are a new way to use the walls in our living spaces.
Design Year: 2012
Colour: Black, oak
- Small: H116mm x W210mm x D144mm
- Medium: H148mm x W352mm x D88mm
- Large: H86mm x W455mm x D219mm
- Shell: ASA plastic, high-gloss surface.
- Wall bracket: polyamide.
- Packaging: premium gift box.
Vitra is much more than a brand but rather a staple of design. Established in 1950 in Birsfelden, Switzerland, the brand has left its mark in design history through its transcending path. Starting as a furniture producer, it paved its way to manufacturing and ultimately becoming the powerhouse design institution we see today.
Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec, 2012