Container Sideboard By Alain Gilles

Alain Gilles has deconstructed the archetypal sideboard and then reconstructed it as a series of modular containers stacked unevenly along a “landing dock” base for Italian Casamania.

Container is a modular sideboard system. As if a regular sideboard had been split into different elements, different ‘containers'”, says Gilles. “It is really a research on deconstruction and reconstruction. As if a ‘standard’ sideboard with its different storage functionalities had been split into various elements just to be reconstructed in a different, uneven manner.”

Container is “A research on the architecture of a piece in order to bring forward its construction logic. In a way, a ‘landing dock’, the base, and a few ‘containers’ that can be set one on top of the other… hence its name“, Gilles continues. “By playing with different types of finishes and settings several furniture pieces with their own personalities and functions can easily be created form the same original elements. Thus, it will either be seen as more a sideboard, dresser, media storage cabinet or television stand and find its way into different rooms of the house. When several elements are combined, it behaves more like a system…”

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