Belt & Cross
The Belt & Cross poufs, designed by Alain Gilles for Bonaldo, were conceived as “brothers” with different personalities.
The padded top section is the same in both Belt and Cross, with no straight lines but only curved surfaces that gently complement each other, gracefully floating on their base. They are distinguished by their bases, which give each of them a distinct personality: the Belt pouf’s round metal base plays with the concept of stability, while Cross’ cross-shaped wooden base is the detail that makes this accessory immediately recognisable. While their similarities make them ideal for pairing together, like two members of the same family with opposing personalities that complement each other, it is their differences and the variety of possible combinations that create a dynamic, lively and constantly changing environment.
Mat dove grey
Mat anthracite grey
Mat pearl gold
Born in 1970 in Bruxelles (Belgium). After studying Political Sciences and Marketing Management, Alain Gilles went on to work in the financial world. Then, he went back to studying Industrial design in France. He opened its own studio in 2007 in order to pursue his own dreams and develop his personal approach to product design, furniture design, art direction and interior architecture. In 2012, he was named “Designer of the Year” by the prestigious Interieur Kortrijk Fair. A pillar in the evolutionary path of Bonaldo that signed great successes like the Big Table, an icon of international design which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. Other popular pieces created for Bonaldo include the Welded table, which in 2013 received the “Red dot: best of the best” recognition among the best design projects. The Eddy relaxing armchair, which was presented at the Salone del Mobile 2017, received the Honoree mention of the “Best of Year Award”.