2012 Alain Gilles
Brussels furniture designer Alain Gilles has been chosen as 'designer of the year' 2012. Alain's designs are solid and relevant, and show his industrial responsibility. At the same time, they show a poetic side, say the members of the jury. At INTERIEUR 2012, Alain Gilles will be showing an overview of his most important work.
Alain Gilles (°1970) is somewhat of a latecomer in the design world. After studying political science and marketing management, he spent some time working in the financial sector, before starting a second working life as industrial designer. He first joined designer Xavier Lust, later followed by Quinze & Milan, before opening his own design studio in 2007. He soon developed a very personal approach to product and furniture design, and has since worked with many international manufacturers, including Casamania, Bonaldo, Buzzispace, Galerie Gasserez, Qui est Paul, and o'sun amongst others.