Alain Gilles has applied his refined touch to dozens of objects, turning out sleek and covetable designs at every turn. These three are no different, and speak to the award-winning Belgian designer’s penchant for turning the ordinary into something extraordinary.
For the newly founded kitchen brand, Gilles looked to traditional French and European culinary tools and reimagined them for a contemporary kitchen. The inaugural four-piece collection includes a cake tray that doubles as a serving bowl (and fits together compactly for easy storage); a wooden cutting board and peelings scoop that slide neatly into one another; a carafe with easy-grip pouring handle; and a chunky cooking thermometer with an external display that indicates ideal temperatures. Featuring non-toxic silicone elements in muted pastels, Gilles has elevated the everyday pieces to display-worthy objects. Copper versions of three of the pieces are also available, thanks to a partnership with French cookware manufacturer Mauviel 1830.
Putting a high-design spin on the classic table-top game, Gilles presents a scene-stealing object d’art that no longer needs to be relegated to the basement. With a nod to Nordic design, Pure boasts a warm yet playful composition that softens and thins out the typical chunky, box-like construction. Slender, slightly splayed legs support the basin-like gaming surface – both in oak with an acrylic casing – while the players have been transformed into chromed aluminum sculptures. An all-black version is also available.
Defined by super minimal lines, these tables have an almost delicate appearance, yet deliver a hefty dose of graphic impact. Built around a durable steel framework, the tables are offered with various surface variations – solid teak, smoked glass or slatted HPL laminate – with thin profiles that contribute to the pared-back aesthetic. The use of rugged materials makes the series as suitable for outdoor use as for indoors, and their refined style transitions beautifully into any setting.