ligne roset geoffrey by alain gilles doubles as mirror and stand

ligne roset geoffrey by alain gilles doubles as mirror and stand

as an illustration of ‘simplexity’ design, the ligne roset ‘geoffrey’ by alain gilles is a mirror/clothes stand that is much richer than it would first seem. the simple, pared-down form is styled minimally but its large dimensions – 192 x 148 cm – makes it a defining feature amongst an interior. opening up the space around it, the piece was first revealed at IMM cologne 2018, before being shown at maison et objet spring 2018.

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I think I have come to understand, perhaps quite recently, that I am happy when my masculine and feminine sides come together, even if one is a little more evident than the other. since I am a man, the basic shape has a tendency to lean towards the masculine and is then counterbalanced by the other side.alain gilles continues by saying,I like it when a creation offers up several stories, several ‘ways in’. or when one finds two or even three products in one. I want to offer flexibility. I like certain pieces to jump out, to take us elsewhere, to make us dream a little. design is a work on banality.

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the ligne roset ‘geoffrey’ is sculpted by a virile black lacquered steel structure that contrasts with the subtle delicacy of a small brass-coated steel trinket holder. these details mean that alain gilles‘ design can multi-purpose as a mirror to check one’s reflection, a dish for one’s keys or a rail on which to hang a scarf or umbrella. the highly useful and highly beautiful object creates a spectacular presence, while being a light feature.

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  • That is a handsome piece. My wife would like one. I would delete the tray, as that appears to be the reason —I am imagining— ‘it fell yesterday’.


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