Pierre Gonalons is a product and interior designer based in Paris. Born in Lyon with an Italian culture background, he has early developed French heritage and art history awareness. He founded his creative studio in 2004 and quickly established his singular vision of design and space. He defends a minimal design mixed with references to the decorative arts of any culture. His creations are setting between simplicity and spectacular, revealing a subtle work of interpretation about the subjects he remains faithful and which are his signature. He focuses on the expression of the material and on craftsmanship, which he considers as a source of inspiration. Beyond the simple function, the object must convey a contemporary meaning and a spiritual message.
Pierre Gonalons founded ASCETE in 2004, his first label, for which he designs collections of lighting, furniture and objects. Pierre Gonalons Studio has been collaborating in product design with luxury houses, such as Lalique, Chloé, Nina Ricci, Pernod, Pierre Frey, Paradisoterrestre. Pierre Gonalons Editions is a collection of exceptional furniture, lighting and objects mixing Pop culture with his classical inspirations, made from rare materials and produced in limited edition.
Very admirative of Dino Gavina‘s design story since he was student, for Paradisoterrestre Pierre Gonalons has designed two collections – The Other Side (2017) and All Around (2018) – and two fabrics to cover limited editions of Kazuhide Takahama’s sofas: Fiori (2017) for Mantilla 225 and Futuristi (2018) for Marcel Armchair P and Pouf S. He is the creative director of the gallery apartment Paradisoterrestre Bologna.
Pierre Gonalons has been recently selected to take part in AD Intérieurs 2019, the most exclusive design event in Paris organized by AD France.