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, Magnitude, O’Sun, Buzzispace, Casamania and of course Bonaldo.
Several of his products have been awarded international prices, such as the Henry Van De Velde Label, the Design for Asia Golden Award, and the Good Design award for the Big Table.
In 2012, he was named “Designer of the Year” by the prestigious Interieur Kortrijk Fair.
PARIN SANGHVI: "One Lamp - One Individual Concept"
To develop our second lamp,we contact several schools and designers based in countries where there is a huge problem of electricity and thus give the opportunity to one of them to collaborate with us.
We discovered several concepts but one really stood out and met our needs,this concept was the one proposed by Parin Sangvhi a 22 year old under graduate student (at the time) from the MIT Institute of Design in India.India happens to be the most deprived country as far asprovision of energy is concerned. 306.2 million people in the country are still leading lives without benefiting from this basic utility.
Parin, is now graduated since April 2015 and we are proud to make his dream happen and see his finished design.
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