Search

Laurids Gallée’s Light-Filled Metropolis Desk + Stool

02.03.21 | By
Laurids Gallée’s Light-Filled Metropolis Desk + Stool
View Slideshow

After working as a craftsman at a resin production company, Laurids Gallée became curious as to how far he could push the material through its abilities and his skill as a designer. The Metropolis corner desk and stool were his first commission, for a young couple’s Parisian apartment. It’s fitting that the furniture pieces, destined for The City of Light, have been designed to collect and reflect surrounding light, creating a beautiful highlight within the interior of the transparent polymer resin.

polymer resin desk and stool

Gallée shares that these are the first pieces in a new series he’s working on. The name – Metropolis – is derived from Fritz Lang’s 1927 film, and you’ll find further inspiration in the repetitive structures that were integral in the masterpiece. “The aim was to create using a material that reflects the rhythm of modern architectural construction, something created out of many individual building blocks, like bricks or tiles,” he added. The transparent quality highlights the desk and stool’s interior anatomy, creating a different pattern from every angle that results in a prismatic effect. “This material is the base of the project, and the range of possible applications is wide. For now, the focus is on building simple pieces of furniture. Other pieces are already in the pipeline, they’re just waiting for a client.”

polymer resin desk and stool

detail of polymer resin desk and stool

detail of polymer resin

detail of polymer resin desk and stool

detail of polymer resin

detail of polymer resin

detail of polymer resin

To learn more about the commissioned Metropolis desk and stool, visit lauridsgallee.com.

Kelly Beall is senior editor at Design Milk. The Pittsburgh-based graphic designer and writer has had a deep love of art and design for as long as she can remember, and enjoys sharing her finds with others. When undistracted by great art and design, she can be found making a mess in the kitchen, consuming as much information as possible, or on the couch with her three pets. Find her @designcrush on social.