Cloud is a modular shelving system that has been designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec in 2004 for Cappellini. Several Cloud modules can be combined with each other and placed seamlessly together in the most different angles. The modules are connected and fixed with press-clips.
The name Cloud has not been selected by chance: the eight depositing boards of every shelving module are arranged to form the silhouette of a cloud. If the system is expanded, Cloud grows to become a honeycombed and vivid construction.
When it comes to assemble the single elements there are hardly rules to follow, no ups and downs, rights and lefts, no beginnings or ends. The round forms of the Cloud modules join each other in the most different formations. The vivid and light forms out of the feather of Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec ensure that the Cloud construction will never seem unfinished and that it can continuously be enlarged.
The depositing compartments from Cloud are reachable from two sides, so that the shelf can also serve as room divider. The Italian company Cappellini makes the Cloud shelving system out of polyethylene, which is manufactured in a rotation moulding procedure.
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