Modular Shelving System Inspired by Clouds
Cloud is a modular shelving system that was designed by Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec for Cappellini in 2004. Several Cloud modules can be combined with each other and placed seamlessly together in the most diverse angles. The modules are connected and fixed with clips.
The name Cloud was not chosen by chance: the eight shelf compartments 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 lively construction.
When it comes to assemble the single elements there are hardly any 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 construct will never seem unfinished and that it can continuously be enlarged.
The shelf compartments of 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 of polyethylene, which is manufactured in a rotation moulding procedure.Also in our blog:
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