Emmanuel Gallina: the elegance of simplicity
For 2012 Milan’s international furniture fair, Emmanuel Gallina, French designer based between Milan and Bordeaux , makes of authenticity his main theme.
Milan, Italy, 2012-04-04 –
With the Tapparelle collection for Colé, he reinterprets the old office furniture using wood shutters. The delicate line and the choice of soft colours make this piece a contemporary and refined collection. This collection will be presented in three different places. With Corteccia, he proposes a kitchen where tradition mixes with modernity. Overed in a wood bark and natural stone, Corteccia offers a warm and convivial space. This taste for craftsmanship shows through the use of natural materials like marble for the Birdy light collection for Forestier which will be in the spotlight at Meetmyproject, or the hand-made Connexions wool carpets for Nodus. Finally, new compositions for Fast’s Aikana outdoor couch will be proposed, a modular system already presented last year. .
With this new collection made of a desk and drawers, Emanuel Gallina takes us into the writer’s atmosphere.
The desk’s natural material mix of wood and leather, confers a warm and private mood to this writing space.
The layout of the functional areas as well as the size of this piece, ease the appropriation of the user.
As a testimony, Emmanuel presents us a modern reinterpretation of the antique English secretaire, where one can organize, file and hide.
This contemporary collection is emphasized by the welcoming lines, a mix of soft colours and the adaptability to new technologies through the integration of nomad objects like a laptops, smartphones, etc.
Corteccia design Emmanuel Gallina for Bamax Eurocucina 2012 The collaboration of designer Emmanuel Gallina with Bamax allowed this brand to gain a contemporary image, through the creation of a kitchen with a modern identity and an original mark.
Bamax is a company with a true know-how in wood used in kitchens. Through this noble material, the brand’s sincerity emerges; and sincerity to Emmanuel Gallina’s creations, is paramount.
Named Corteccia – meaning tree bark – is a reference to the light weaves engraved on the wood, this kitchen takes us to a refined and natural universe.
Corteccia oozes well-being, comfort, warmth and a smart use of space that makes the user’s life easier.
The composition presented at the furniture fair is made out of two wood elements with a natural stone top, dedicated to cooking.
A thick, ancient patina wood top is like a bridge between these two elements and offers conviviality and authenticity.
Corteccia also offers several stowage space.
Underneeth this refined bark, Corteccia reveals the latest innovations and a modules layout that make it greatly functional.
Corteccia conjoins discrete innovating and intuitive technologies.
Through the alliance of natural materials, wood and stone, to the modernity of this space, this designer protects the warm ad convivial soul of a traditional kitchen, reinterpreted in a contemporary context.Outdoor sofa collection AIKANA _ design Emmanuel Gallina for Fast _ 2011
Emmanuel Gallina presents Aikana collection for Fast.
A group of elements that have modular features too – inspired by the atmosphere of the 50s – created and conceived for both indoor and outdoor use so that living and outdoor areas can be furnished and set up in harmony with available space and personal taste. Elegance and simplicity and extremely flexible use, accentuated by a series of complementary accessories. The interplay of form and design gives the system a sense of comfort, and the practical accessories help enhance the feeling of wellbeing.
Materials: Structure in aluminium and special outdoor fabric for cuscions. Carpets Connexions, design Emmanuel Gallina with Clara Giardina for Nodus
Emmanuel Gallina and Clara Giardina suggest through these carpets and articulation of territories
inside an intimate space.
They propose contemporary silhouettes similar to geographic decoupage, on which frameworks appear, intertwine, superimpose like networks, connexions and frontiers.
They chose soft colours and thickness contrasts that create a feeling of density and three-dimensional. They use lines to create vibration areas.
It is then through a cartographic language that these two young designers express Nodus’ know-how.
A set of lights in the language purely linear. An impression of weightlessness ideograms that are emerging through sleek lines coming in to a solid base.
These lights appear as light lines suspended creating spaces and intimate microcosms.
With this collection, designer Emmanuel Gallina plays on the contrast line / volume, and then composed with materials and forms of sweet harmony.
A collection that stands out for its elegance of a delicate discretion!
Materials: Marble & white painted metal.
Lighting source: Led
“Simplicity is complexity resolved”.
Elegance, clarity and simplicity are key to Emmanuel Gallina’s work. His creative ethic at authenticity and coherence is embodied in every one of his projects. To him, attention to detail is a constant priority in the contours, shapes and functionality of his work.
Graduated from E.N.A.D (Limoges) and I.A.V (Orléans), he deepened his knowledge at Milan’s Politecnico obtaining a diploma of Master in design & management. He then collaborated for 7 years with Antonio Citterio in Milan on projects for the most celebrated names of international design. Presently Emmanuel works for his own agency, between Italy, France and now China.
His projects with resolutely contemporary international brands like Poliform, Rotaliana, Fast, Eno, Colé, Forestier, Clen, Bamax, Manade, Nodus, Toulemonde Bochart or Covo all share a sense of harmony and simplicity.
From 2010, he is consultant for companies on marketing strategy and design identity as art director (Carl Zeiss Vision, Clen, …) .
Emmanuel teaches at Milan’s Politecnico, tutors at Domus Academy as well as Ecole d’enseignement supérieur d’art in Bordeaux. He is often solicited for lectures, conferences and workshops in France, Italy, China or Brasil.Awards and competitions:
2012 Label VIA _ Paris (Nouvelle vague for Clen)
2012 Label Observeur du design _ Paris (Nouvelle vague for Clen)
2011 Wallpaper Design Award _ London (Concorde table for Poliform)
2011 WAN furniture design award shortlisted _ Londres (Aikana Outdoor collection for Fast)
2011 Imm Interior award _ Koln (Aikana Outdoor collection for Fast)
2009 Best of Year Award _ New York (Grace chair for Poliform)
2008 ID smartest products Award _ New York
2008 Selected for Young and design competition _ Milan
2007 Selected for Young and design competition _ Milan
2002 Design 21 Unesco award _ New York
2002 First Prize Utopia 1.0 _ Biennale St Etienne
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