Gilles’s Modern Dining Tables Rest On Wireframe-style Metal Bases
Modern Dining Tables blog presents to you the designer Alain Gilles. After studying Political Sciences and Marketing Management, Alain Gilles went on to work in the international financial world for 5 years. But one has to live his own life. So, thanks to the moral support of his wife, he went back to studying Industrial design in France. He opened his own studio in late 2007 in order to pursue his own dreams and develop his personal approach to product design, furniture design, art direction and scenography. In 2012, he was named “Designer of the Year” by the prestigious Interieur Kortrijk Fair.
Today we will show you a collection of beautiful dining tables designed by Gilles. These tables rest on wireframe-style metal bases that look like ballerina dresses.
This is one of these tables we are talking about. You will be able to find different colours and top materials. Here we love the materials combination of the metal bases with the wooden top. The furniture, which was created for Italian brand Bonaldo, is designed as a contrast to the larger, more solid bases that often support dining tables.
Here you can find the same table but with a different style. This time, it’s a table with a stone top and a beautiful pink metal base. We are in love with it.
“The end result is a graphic table which has a strong personality but doesn’t take up too much room visually,” said Gilles. “It is also a table which generates visual tension and movement as one moves away from or around it.”
The tabletop is anchored by a single point at the centre, making it appear to float above the metal support, which resembles the kind of wireframe model often used during the design process.