The table “Big Foot” designated by Alain Gilles for Bonaldo will be presented at Milan Furniture Fair soon. It should be noted that this table has non-conventional feet with an interesting twist effect. The version with a plate lacquered in white is very friendly. Here is the presentation of Alain Gilles:
A strong personality, always in movement, always trying to put one foot in front of the other. As if it were walking, each foot stretches to reach further away. Whatever the angles, it always looks strikingly different from one point of view to another, as if you could never really grab it. It has been sculpted in 3D by the hand rather than by the pure logic of the computer. Even though it is a broad functional table, and follows some strict rules, all the legacy have their own characteristics and have been positioned and oriented manually in order to give the whole structure a warmer and more human feeling.
A mix of rather traditional materials, steel and wood, give a rather unexpected and fresh product. The legs are made of steel plates that have been laser cut and folded. All the legacy have a different width, and have been cut and bend in order to reveal different tonalities of their own color, in order to play with shadows. As for the angled cuts in the legacy, they increase this ever changing perception of a product, that looks drastically different from one side to the other. They also add detail to the piece and give it a much lighter feel.
The metal legs can then become of field of experimentation for all sorts of color combinations, thus giving birth to a more experimental or a more traditional table
below last date prototypes: