Container Sideboard by Alain Gilles
for Casamania

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Container Sideboard by Alain Gilles for Casamania

Brussels designer Alain Gilles has designed this modular storage system for Italian brand Casamania.

Container Sideboard by Alain Gilles for Casamania

Called Container Sideboard, the design consists of a wooden plinth underneath variously sized boxes, drawer units, fold-out cabinets and filing trays.

Container Sideboard by Alain Gilles for Casamania

These elements can be reconfigured as required.

Container Sideboard by Alain Gilles for Casamania

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Container Sideboard by Alain Gilles for Casamania

The information below is from Alain Gilles:


Container Sideboard Design Alain Gilles for Casamania

Container is a modular sideboard system. As if a regular sideboard had been split into different elements, different “containers”.

Container Sideboard by Alain Gilles for Casamania

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 Sideboard by Alain Gilles for Casamania

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.

Container Sideboard by Alain Gilles for Casamania

The work on the structure is further highlighted by the association of different materials and finishes applied to each structural element.

Container Sideboard by Alain Gilles for Casamania

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.

Container Sideboard by Alain Gilles for Casamania

When several elements are combined, it behaves more like system.

Container Sideboard by Alain Gilles for Casamania

General dimensions:
228 x 60 x 89cm (W x D x H)
89.8 x 23.6 x 35 inches ( W x D x H )

Materials: base in Elm wood, containers in lacquered MDF.

  • conor B

    ehh, is it not a little busy for display furniture? here its presented with a flatscreen tv and totally draws the eye away from it. it seems much more functional, many different sizes, A4 file storage compartments, etc

  • James

    I like it. It looks like a maquette…… of the civic offices in Athlone, Westmeath.

  • felix

    don't understand the need for the plinth, it distracts from the boxes and enlarges the footprint of the product without adding much extra use

  • Marten

    looks like the CuriosityKitchen of Alexander Pelikan

  • serge

    Just another object stacked on the pile of useless but beautifull objects.. the world is not waiting for this, the world is waiting for real change. Get out of your designbox please.

  • http://homeinterior-tips.com/ Terry

    This design is so cute and stylish..I like this,,thanks about this design…