The Wicked collection is designed by Brussels-based designer Alain Gilles for Vincent Sheppard. Together, they aimed to reinvent wicker as we know it. The whole design process was all about playing with the construction logics of rattan seats in a contemporary and striking manner. By creating an unexpectedly light and airy shape, Alain Gilles managed to shed new light onto the traditional wicker furniture. By combining the warm wicker material with the sleek metal frame, he aimed to create a dialogue between craftwork on the one hand and industrial processes on the other.
The Wicked collection consists of a lounge chair, lounge sofa 2S, lounge sofa 3S, coffee table, side table, dining chair and dining table.
The Brussels-based designer Alain Gilles did not follow a standard route. After studying Political Science and Marketing Management he first discovered the ins and outs of the financial world. Still, after a few years, he decided to go down a new path and, with moral support from his wife, to study industrial design in France. Design became his second life.