The “New Perspective” mirrors give the impression of an extra perspective in the room, as if they were the gateway to an extra room, to a different world, a surrealist world of fake perspectives… They represent a stylised and cartoon-like perspective of a wooden floor and walls in a very graphic manner since the original hand drawing of the designer has been used on the mirror.
The idea was to bring life and depth to a mirror which, in a way, is no more than an empty space or at best a reflection of the room it is placed in. The hand drawing is also there to bring warmth and humanity to an otherwise cold surface. With its odd colours (red, blue and green), it has a slight post-modernist feel…
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 Interieur Kortrijk Fair.