All I Want for Christmas / Loïc Le Gaillard
Carlo Mollino, ‘Dining Suite’, 1946
Co-founder of the international Carpenters Workshop Gallery, dedicated to contemporary, collectible design, Loïc le Gaillard is a champion of creative ambition across the fields of art and design. He is also ambitious in his dreams for Christmas!
Which collectible design object would you like Father Christmas to bring you?
I would like the Carlo Mollino dining set that was recently auctioned at Christie’s.
Why this object?
Two reasons: Carlo was a renaissance man and I’ve long admired his work. The lines and the different materials make this piece so unique, artists usually use two materials, not three and this piece uses his knowledge of architecture, photography and car manufacturing.
Which table will you be sitting in on Christmas day?
I’ll be sitting around the Rick Owens ‘Plug Table (Bronze and Black Plywood)’. It sits 14, but there’ll only be 6 of us around this Christmas.