Alain Gilles — Collage Tables

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You’re probably thinking that this guy looks as though he’s drawing on tables with a permanent marker, and you’d be correct, but it’s OK, the guy is Alain Gilles and they are his tables, in a manner of speaking. Gilles designed the Collage Tables for Italian furniture firm Bonaldo a couple of years ago, and this special edition has been commissioned to mark the recent 30th anniversary of Belgian sister magazines Le Vif Weekend and Knack Weekend. No need to call security.

Gilles is pictured manually superimposing his original design sketches onto a 3D version in a sort of concept versus reality mash-up. The hatching indicates the movement envisaged during their creation. The retail version of Collage Tables is modular, with each section produced in a different colour, and this has been echoed in this anniversary reboot. Gilles first pieced together the design from recurring mental images of shapes he had seen in flea market furniture and mirrors, creating a coherent whole as a sofa table, with three articulated outer surfaces linked to a rotating central section, making it easier to pass the sugar or reach the TV guide.

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