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Cloud is more than a storage solution; it's an installation that brings a little fresh air to the places that need it the most. Designed by artist Bertrand Jayr, this concrete shelf celebrates toilet paper's unique shape by lifting your spare rolls up off the ground and out from under the sink, cradling your T.P. in a cumulus formation that's as functional as it is whimsical.

This photo comes from Sacha Goldberger's excellent series, Super Mamika.

Your T.P. stock is on the ground. Really?

Our toilet paper shelf brings a little whimsy to the places that need it the most.

Net weight: 4.5 kg (10 lbs). Holds up to 14 rolls.

In the beginning, there was Cloud, and it was good.

Photographer Amac Garbe and his son, Johann, feel the dreaminess of Cloud. / www.amacgarbe.de | IG: @amacgarbe

If Cloud were bigger, it could be a bed.

Net weight: 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs). Holds up to 8 single- or double-ply rolls.

55 cm wide, a coping mechanism

With a width of 75 cm (29.5″), the original Cloud has no problem fitting through a standard-sized doorway. But bathrooms are sometimes tricky spaces. Many of our customers told us about the challenges–limited wall-space, exposed plumbing, backsplashes and other tiling–that prevented them from mounting a full-sized Cloud.

We took your feedback to heart, and designer Bertrand set out to make a version of the shelf specially adapted to narrower washrooms. Our 55 cm (22″) Cloud is not only more compact, it also has a symmetrical design that’s all its own.

Why quit when you're on a roll?

Each Cloud complements the other. If wall-space isn't an issue, consider mounting both side by side.

We haven't forgotten the dispenser. Ours is an homage to the designers of the 1960s, who knew how to incorporate modern technology with a certain flair.

Restroom radio, 1967. Manufacturer: Little John.

Bathroom telephone radio, 1971. Manufacturer: Lake.

Toilet paper dispenser, 2016. Manufacturer: Lyon Béton.

Low tech cutting edge

A proper toilet paper dispenser has a cutting blade to ensure straight and easy T.P. dispensing. Usually this feature is made of metal, but we challenged ourselves to make ours out of concrete.

It might not be razor thin, but what our serrated concrete “blade” lacks in sharpness, it makes up for in perceptible affordance. It won’t bring Elvis back, but it’s an occasion to use a smart word.

Our toilet paper dispenser meets the needs of modern people who grab their toilet paper with one hand and Tweet with the other.
Welcome to the future.

Net weight: 1.4 kg (3.0 lbs). Holds up to 2 rolls. A third just rolls right off.

Use it to hold your smartphone. Or a box of matches, if you prefer.

You must be wondering: how do you mount Cloud?

We pay close attention to details, even those you can't you see.

Fixtures are ugly. So we make them disappear.

We’ve designed a special bracket that fits seamlessly behind Cloud. Once your shelf is mounted, it will hang flush against the wall without any visible hardware.

The trick is to know where to drill. Cloud comes with a template to help you place the brackets on your wall. All you need is a drill and a level.

Cloud can be mounted on wood, stone, brick, and drywall–yes, even drywall, as long as you have the right screws and pegs. If you have any questions, ask your local hardware specialist.

Now it's your turn

Bertrand Jayr, the artist and designer behind our Cloud series

Bertrand Jayr loves to make objects speak. And he loves to listen to them, too. Influenced by conceptual art, he brings out the unexpected character of everyday objects in a way that’s witty and at times even poetic. Recognizing Jayr’s talent, Lyon Béton jumped at the opportunity to collaborate with him. We use our resources and industry know-how to help bring his creations to life, without selling his ideas short.