Awarded AD top 100 designers in 2019, Pierre Gonalons is establishing himself on the international scene with his unique vision of design and space, imbued with references to pop culture and decorative arts.
Pierre Gonalons is a designer and interior architect based in Paris. Born in Lyon in 1977 in a family of Italian background, he very early on develops a pronounced taste for art history as well as French cultural heritage.
After graduating from École Camondo in Paris, he quickly sets the tone for his singular take on design and space. He founded his own creative studio at the age of 23 and collaborates with prestigious brands such as Lalique, Chloé, Pierre Frey, Nina Ricci, Pernod, Weston… while simultaneously developing his very own limited edition line of products for international galleries.
Drawing inspiration from a long history of craftsmanship of traditional materials, his creations come across as both simple and spectacular dialogues between present and past. He defends a minimalist approach of design imbued with references to pop culture and decorative arts. Since 2016 Pierre Gonalons has been focusing his creativity on a wide array of interior architecture projects. In the pure tradition of the greatest holistic interior architects, and fueled by his own experience in furniture design, he takes at heart to draw every single detail of his decors, down to the finest element. In 2019 he took part in the prestigious AD Intérieurs exhibition and is awarded AD top 100 designers.
Widely covered by international press, his work has lately been featured in numerous in depth articles by magazines such as AD, Elle décoration, Interni, Icon design and Departure.
A great admirer of Dino Gavina, Pierre Gonalons has been collaborating on a permanent basis with Paradisoterrestre since the relaunch of the brand: in addition to having designed three collections – The Other Side (2017), All Around (2018) and See Through (2019/20) – and two fabrics Fiori (2017) and Futuristi (2018), he is creative director of Paradisoterrestre gallery in Bologna.