Gates by Romain Lagrange

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Gates by Romain Lagrange

ECAL graduate Romain Lagrange has designed an indoor croquet set that's crafted from timber, cork and leather.

Gates by Romain Lagrange

Called Gates, the simplified version of the game includes two mallets, two balls, six arches and two stakes that double as holders for the balls when packed away.

Gates by Romain Lagrange

Lagrange designed the set while studying on the MAS-Luxury course at the Ecole Cantonale d’art de Lausanne.

Gates by Romain Lagrange

Projects by past graduates of the course include a stationery case for just four pencils and a musical box that incorporates swaying sticks of barley.

Gates by Romain Lagrange

Here are some more details from Romain Lagrange:


Gates is an interior croquet game for adult players.

It's composed of sycamore, maple, cork and leather. It was realised thanks to French and Swiss craftsmen.

Gates by Romain Lagrange

The lines of this game, composed of too many parts, have been simplified from the original to make it compact and usable inside. There are two mallets, six gates and two stakes. The unit is portable due to the leather loop.

Gates by Romain Lagrange

For the wink, Louis XIV, one of France's kings, liked playing croquet but he couldn't play during winter, therefore he forsook it. It disappeared from France to be played more in Scotland and the UK. That's why I tried to answer to an old royal need.

Gates by Romain Lagrange

  • Brett

    Gorgeous. Love how the ball holders rest within the arches, with a leather loop unifying them.