Gala Espel
Interior Architect and Product Designer
Gala Espel
Interior Architect and Product Designer
Based in
Paris, France
Age
25 years old
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About

Graduated from Ecole Camondo Paris in 2021, Gala Espel is a young interior architect and designer. Opening herself to other cultures, she developed her practice at the Hong Kong Design Institute and on itineraries in Asia where she has been in close contact with traditional crafts. In 2019, she parti

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cipated in a collective scenography « Teatro del Giorno » during the Salone del Mobile in Milan and this year presented her diploma projects at Paris Design Week and the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. In 2020, she was designated winner of a national design competition launched by Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, which allows her to collaborate with nendo in Japan.

Through these nomadic experiences, she develops a life project, that of combining anthropological research and vagabond production dealing with the notions of culture and globalization. The first point on her map will be the Poc a poc project in homage to her native region. She is joining this fall a design programme, the MAS for Luxury and Craftsmanship at ECAL, where she will be creating her own studio.

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Scenographer for La Prairie
La Prairie Dec. 2022 - Present
Zurich, Switzerland

Set design of a dance performance and conception of a luminaire reusing La Prairie's containers

Lauréat
Designer in residence at Villa Albertine in April 2023
2022
Brooklyn, United States

"Design & Craft" residency in partnership with Wanted Design and Fondation Bettencourt Schueller

Freelancer for studio nendo
nendo Sep. 2022 - Dec. 2022
Tokyo, Japan
MAS in Design for Luxury and Craftsmanship with Honours
ECAL Sep. 2021 - Jul. 2022
Lausanne, Switzerland
Exhibition of the design project « Poc a poc »
Musée des Arts Décoratifs Apr. 22, 2022 - Apr. 24, 2022
Paris, France
Scenographer for le 19M
le19M Jun. 2021 - Dec. 2021
Paris, France

Conception of the opening scenography for the new building dedicated to Chanel métiers d'art.

Lauréat
Mondes Nouveaux
2021
Paris, France

Project leader of 'Ile" a dance scenography on an island using mixed media and capture technologies.

Exhibition of the design projects « Poc a poc » and « Vivants »
Paris Design Week Sep. 13, 2021 - Sep. 16, 2021
Paris, France
Master in Interior Architecture and Product Design with Honours
Camondo 2019 - Jul. 2021
Paris, France
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Lauréat
Prize of the jury, Châteauvallon National Theater
2020
Toulon, France
Lauréat
Prize of the jury, 19M Chanel
2020
Paris, France
Lauréat
Winner of the national competition launched by Nendo and Le Bon Marché
2020
Paris, France
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Internship
Gilles & Boissier May. 2019 - Aug. 2019
Paris, France

Furniture and object design - Visual identity of the collection "Les Choses".

Collective exhibition "Teatro del Giorno" at Palazzo Litta
Milan Design Week Apr. 9, 2019 - Apr. 14, 2019
Milan, Italy

Design and making of architectural pieces - Scenography

Junior Designer
Nina Brunn Jun. 2018 - Aug. 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark

Object and furniture design - Works selected by DEDON

Exchange programme
Hong Kong Design Institute Jan. 2018 - Jun. 2018
Hong Kong
Nominé(e)
Villa Noailles competition "Design Parade Hyères"
2018
Hyères, France
Bachelor in Interior Architecture and Product Design
Camondo 2015 - 2018
Paris, France
Collective workshop and exhibition
Biennale Internationale Design Saint-Étienne Mar. 2017 - Apr. 2017
Saint Etienne, France
Industry sectors

Culture

Luxury

Sustainability

Fashion

Skills

Modelmaking

Prototyping

Sketching

3D Rendering

Photography

Videomaking

Software skills

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

Auto CAD

Sketchup Pro

Adobe Cinema 4D

Adobe AfterEffects

Blender

Rhino 3D Modeling Software

KeyShot

Languages

English

Bilingual

French

Native language

Spanish; Castilian

Fluent

Types of contracts
Freelance / Missions
Part time
Collaboration
Philanthropy
Personal details

Potentially open to relocate

Professional references

nendo

Chanel

Villa Albertine

Fondation Bettencourt-Schueller

MILANO 2019, RENOUVEAU CRÉATIF

Scenography "Teatro del Giorno" in the Palazzo Litta for Milan Design Week.

BEST OF MILAN DESIGN WEEK 2019

Scenography "Teatro del Giorno" in the Palazzo Litta for Milan Design Week.

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IL DESIGN TRASFORMA PALAZZO LITTA

Scenography "Teatro del Giorno" in the Palazzo Litta for Milan Design Week.

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