Industrial designer, Gilles Belley is graduated from ENSCI/Les Ateliers in 2001 with a project of radio station and signage system for highway. He began working under his own name in 2006. In 2008 he won the “Grand Prix de la creation de la Ville de Paris”. In 2009, he won the ‘Agora Grant for design’ to develop the ‘Organic Factory’ project launched with ‘La Cuisine’ art center. In 2016, he is laureate of the VIA Carte Blanche grant and presents ‘Rooms’. Some of his pieces are part of the collections of the National Center of Plastic Arts (CNAP) Its activities are spread through research projects, exhibition design, furniture, industrial products and signage. In parallel, since 2010 he is in charge of industrial design degrees at Ensci/Les Ateliers, Paris.
Gilles Belley’s work explores tensions and convergences between discursive logic (the project’s purpose), technical logic (project implementation), and gestural and spatial logic (use of the project). Considering that projects always fit into complex systems, Gilles Belley uses image production as a vector of a plastic thought that avoids analytical formatting: the image as a fuzzy method.