The collection is born from a personal experience of Nicholai Wiig-Hansen, designer and raawii co-founder. With Cloud he wanted to recreate the particular emotion he got when looking at one of his father’s sculptures (Danish sculptor Svend Wiig-Hansen).
Born into a family of artists – his mother was a ceramicist – Nicholai developed a profound understanding of figures, further refined through his study of classical drawings by Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. The collection shapes were crafted by hand, in many iterations, until they reached the expression and feeling he was looking for.
The name Cloud references the objects’ dreamy and seemingly changing quality, similar to the astral formations’. The three products – a large vase, a small vase and a centrepiece – seem to shift shape, depending on their play with light and shadow as well as the observer’s mindset.
Hand-made, their charmingly imprecise silhouettes constantly reveal new patterns and angles.
The collection’s four colours draw on raawii’s established colour palette (vaporous gray, freesia yellow, smoke green), adding one new vibrant Cloud shade – sloe green.
The hues compliment the objects’ unique shapes, working just as well alone as in combination. As designer Nicholai Wiig-Hansen shares: ”I live with the prototypes in my home, before finally deciding to make them into actual designs.“