SCULPTURAL DESIGN AND UNPARALLELED COMFORT
X-Ray is a daybed with a metal and wood showing structure.
Instead of hiding the structures under fabric, Alain Gilles literally x-rayed the welcoming and comfortable traditional sofa construction to create a graphic and sculptural piece for the home and the office.
Credits Pierre Frey – Anne Pericchi-Draeger
Design as a second life. After studying Political Sciences and Marketing Management, Alain Gilles went on to work in the international financial world for 5 years. But one has to live his own life. So, thanks to the moral support of his wife, he went back to studying Industrial design in France.
He opened his own studio in late 2007 in order to pursue his own dreams and develop his personal approach to product design, furniture design, art direction and scenography. He has since started to collaborate with several international editors such as Qui est Paul ?, Galerie Gosserez Paris, Magnitude, O’Sun, La Chance, Evolution, Buzzispace, Casamania and Bonaldo.
Several of his products have been awarded international prices, such as the Henry Van De Velde Label, the Design for Asia Golden Award, The “Red Dot Best of the Best” for the Welded table and the Good Design award for the Big Table.
In 2012, he was named “Designer of the Year” by the prestigious Courtray Design Biennale Interieur.
Alain, what was the original inspiration for the X-Ray daybed ?
In what type of environment would you imagine X-Ray ?
The X-Ray is always produced on demand with the upholstery chosen by the client among La Chance selection of high quality leather and fabrics. As most La Chance products, X-Ray is also available with client’s fabrics and special bespoke finishes.
LA CHANCE x METAPHORES
January 2020, La Chance begins the decade with creativity and daring. Paris Deco Off was the occasion to introduce a new collaboration with the Parisian publisher and weaver Metaphores.
Photo credit : Jean-Marc Palisse