Le design en tant que seconde vie. Après des études en Sciences Politiques et en Marketing Management, Alain Gilles a travaillé dans le monde de la finance. Mais chacun doit vivre sa vie. Ainsi, c’est grâce à l’appui moral de son épouse qu’il s’est replongé dans des études de design industriel en France.
Il a ouvert son propre studio fin 2007 afin de poursuivre ses propres rêves et de développer son approche personnelle dans la conception de produits, de mobilier, mais également au niveau de la direction artistique et de l’architecture d’intérieure. Depuis, il a commencé à collaborer avec plusieurs entreprises internationales, telles que Qui est Paul ?, Galerie Gosserez Paris, O’Sun, La Chance, Evolution, Buzzispace, Bonaldo et Casamania.

Plusieurs de ses produits ont reçu des prix internationaux tel que le Label Henry Van De Velde, le Design for Asia Golden Award, le “Red Dot Best of the Best” pour la table Welded and le  Good Design Award pour la Big Table.

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 » STACKED  » – The Infinite Ceramic Collection Design Alain Gilles for FdC / FAIENCERIE DE CHAROLLES (FR)
The “Stacked” collection tells a story specific to ceramics, a story of modern ceramics. Stacks of geometric shapes, such as those that could be found on the shelves of a ceramics workshop or in a crockery cupboard, give birth to a collection of side tables with multiple and almost infinite faces.
For each of the two sizes of coffee tables, two ceramic forms are defined, always comprising a base and a table top but, by playing with multiple and unexpected stacking logics, different combinations inspire an infinite collection of side tables. Depending on the combinations, these tables will either be more minimal or more expressive and artistic.
Each combination generates iconic and totemic shapes, to which is added the possibility of playing with color combinations on the various elements, thus further enlarging the number of possibilities. Architects will also be able to create their own versions by playing with colors or with the stacked elements in order to define new product architectures.
This collection offers the possibility of making great progress in the redefinition of product typology, as well as in its customization process, all thanks to the ancestral know-how of the Faïencerie de Charolles.

Location: MAISON & OBJET Paris – Hall 6, Stand I 84

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 » Stacked  » an infinite collection of ceramic tables offering infinite possibilities of shape thanks to the combination of two modules in two different sizes.