Hubert Le Gall, aTalent which goes beyond furniture

Hubert le Gall is a French designer, decorator, and sculptor, originally from Lyon but now living in Paris in a bright atelier at the base of Montmartre that once belonged to the artist Pierre Bonnard.

He started his career in an insurance company, after studying management and accounting, but soon became aware of his creative potential that he demonstrated by becoming a painter. After selling portraits for some time, he decided to turn to furniture as it found this domain to be less judgmental. Soon, requests from friends started flowing in and his idea of doing his own furniture materialized.

Le Gall mostly uses bronze and draws on influences from the animal world and nature, as well as from the work of Louise Bourgeois, Francis Bacon and Francesco Clemente. His furniture ranges from snake-inspired lightning to whale-shaped armchairs and flower-themed coffee tables.

However, he is not stopping at furniture. Bit by bit, Le Gall is becoming one of the most sought after profile in scenography. He already did several exhibitions: “Crime et châtiment” at Orsay Museum, “Mélancolie”, “Design contre design”, “Claude Monet” and “France 1500″. Entre Moyen Age et Renaissance” at Grand Palais. In addition he is designing a hotel for group Accor in Paris, and hoping to enter the world of theater and opera soon. Looking forward to seeing how his talent stretches into these and other unexpected fields.

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