alain gilles weaves rattan into wicked chair + basket for vincent sheppard
 
alain gilles weaves rattan into wicked chair + basket for vincent sheppard alain gilles weaves rattan into wicked chair + basket for vincent sheppard
oct 22, 2016

alain gilles weaves rattan into wicked chair + basket for vincent sheppard

 

 

belgian designer alain gilles has presented during biennale interieur in kortrijk, the ‘wicked sofa & armchair collection’ for vincent sheppard. the pieces — made in rattan, lacquered aluminum and upholstered cushions — create a discussion between industrial and manual processes, aiming to highlight and bring value to both approaches.

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the collection is all about playing with the construction logics of rattan seats

 

 

the ‘wicked collection’ by alain gilles for vincent sheppard is all about playing with the construction logics of rattan seats in a contemporary and striking manner. by reinterpreting the classical rattan seats — with a structure made of thicker rattan parts and a skin made of much thinner woven rattan — the designer has decided to treat both as separate elements made out of different materials. this results in the revelation of the structure, generating a dialogue between both elements. the external metal structure is highlighted as a bold element that comes in different colors and brings a refreshing look.

alain gilles wicked armchair basket vincent sheppard biennale interieur designboom
the idea was to treat both as separate elements made out of different materials

 

 

the ‘wicked collection’ has been designed to be visually lightweight and to have a somewhat floating effect. depending on the material used for the woven shell, it can be used indoors or outdoors.

alain gilles wicked armchair basket vincent sheppard biennale interieur designboom
the external metal structure thus becomes a bold element that comes in different colors

alain gilles wicked armchair basket vincent sheppard biennale interieur designboom
a discussion between industrial and manual processes is created

alain gilles wicked armchair basket vincent sheppard biennale interieur designboom
the pieces are characterized by soft and strong gestures

alain gilles wicked armchair basket vincent sheppard biennale interieur designboom
depending on the material used for the woven shell, it can be used indoors or outdoors

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