Mathieu, a desk with a slender silhouette, where the gentle curves of the top are in complete harmony with the elegance of the decided lines of the structure. The mix of materials (emery-leather, wood, and metal) are enhanced by their very contrast. The drawer conceals itself quite discreetly. A refined design solution yet that doesn’t lack functionality, also thanks to the drawer that conceals itself quite discreetly.
To describe his work as a designer, Emmanuel likes to quote Constantin Brancusi
“Simplicity is complexity resolved”.
Elegance, clarity and simplicity are key to Emmanuel Gallina’s work. His creative ethic at authenticity and coherence is embodied in every one of his projects. To him, attention to detail is a constant priority in the contours, shapes and functionality of his work.
Graduated from E.N.A.D (Limoges) and I.A.V (Orléans), he deepened his knowledge at Milan’s Politecnico obtaining a diploma of Master in design & management. He then collaborated for 7 years with Antonio Citterio in Milan on projects for the most celebrated names of international design. Presently Emmanuel works for his own agency, between Italy and France on collaborations with resolutely contemporary international brands like Poliform, Cartier, Panasonic, Accor, Porada, Ampm La Redoute, Burov, Ethimo, Toulemonde Bochart, Manade, Colé, ACRE made in amazonia, etc…
From 2010, he is consultant for companies on marketing strategy and design identity as art director.
Emmanuel teaches at Milan’s Politecnico. He is often solicited for lectures, conferences and workshops in France, Italy, China or Brasil.