Alain Gilles

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Alain Gilles| Belgium

It’s never too late.  Alain Gilles, belgian designer, perfectly embodies this idiomatic expression.

After studying Political Sciences and Marketing Management, Alain Gilles went on to work in the international financial world for 5 years.

But “I wasn’t living my own life! In a way, I was following the path of my late father who died when I was in my early teens. I was working for J.P. Morgan, doing my job in the manner expected of me, but it wasn’t my life” Gilles says.

But then he found his path. Design as a second life. A rebirth.
“Design is my life, not my work”.

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.

Several of his products have been awarded international prices, such as the Henry Van De Velde Label, the Design for Asia Golden Award, The “Red Dot Best of the Best” for the Welded table and the Good Design award for the Big Table.

In 2012, he was named “Designer of the Year” by the prestigious Interieur Kortrijk Fair.