alain gilles: container sideboard for casamania
alain gilles: container sideboard for casamania alain gilles: container sideboard for casamania
jun 06, 2011

alain gilles: container sideboard for casamania

‘container sideboard’ by alain gilles for casamania W228 x D60 x H89cm materials: base in elm wood, containers in lacquered MDF



belgian designer alain gilles‘ ‘container sideboard’ for italian furniture manufacturer casamania is a modular storage system which appears as if a regular sideboard has been split into different elements or ‘containers’. ‘a research on deconstruction and reconstruction, as if a ‘standard’ sideboard with its different storage functionalities has been split into various elements and just reconstructed in a different, uneven manner,’ says gilles.

alain gilles: container sideboard for casamania

front view




the overall architecture of the piece brings forth this construction logic. in a way, it can be seen as a ‘landing dock’ in which containers for different uses can be stacked on top of one another. by playing with different types of finishes and settings, several furniture pieces with their own personalities and functions can easily be created from the same original elements. thus, it will either be seen as more a sideboard, dresser, media storage cabinet or television stand, and find its way into different rooms of the house.


possible configurations:

alain gilles: container sideboard for casamania

alain gilles: container sideboard for casamania

alain gilles: container sideboard for casamania

concept sketch by alain gilles

alain gilles: container sideboard for casamania ‘container sideboard’

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