xlboom | emoji bookend set | black marble

Alain Gilles for XLBoom SKU: xlba15601-60
xlboom | emoji bookend set | black marble
xlboom | emoji bookend set | black marble
xlboom | emoji bookend set | black marble
xlboom | emoji bookend set | black marble
xlboom | emoji bookend set | black marble
xlboom | emoji bookend set | black marble
xlboom | emoji bookend set | black marble
xlboom | emoji bookend set | black marble
xlboom | emoji bookend set | black marble

xlboom | emoji bookend set | black marble

Alain Gilles for XLBoom SKU: xlba15601-60

Hold your favourite, most beautiful books together with the Emoji bookend. Instead of storing them away, put them in the spotlight on your shelf. Emoji comes in a set of two with the possibility to place them horizontal or vertical. A real must-have for every bookworm.


Dimensions: 7.2 x 18.5cm high
Material: marble

In a world where digital rules, Alain Gilles takes us back to the analogue feeling of reading books. Resembling a smiley face, the bookend is named Emoji and comes in a set of two. From the historical city of the Taj Mahal, the white or black marble show different structures, as it is a natural stone.

A simple yet expressive shape for a book end. A contrast between weight and weightlessness, solidity and detailing, and yet general line close the classical typology of book ends.

The two curves create curved planes and a subtle play of lights, and help define the dual movement in this sculptural shape.

The Emoji book ends have two different personalities, since they can be placed with their longer side up to support larger books, or resting on their longer sides if the books happen to be small.

The hand finished nature may cause variations in the finish.

Regular price $338.00
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For founders Ann De Cock and Geert-Jan Van Cauwelaert, XLBoom is all about sincere passion for craftsmanship. With elaborate objects for in- and outdoors, they create aesthetics in everyday life since 1997. Original and high-qualitative designs characterize the story narrated by this Antwerp based company. In search of the best materials, the unique XLBoom objects are produced in several ateliers outside of Europe. All products are made by and exclusively for XLBoom.

At XLBoom, every product tells you a special story. The label could be described as a perfect mix of unique quality and sustainable craftsmanship. It’s XLBoom’s mission to create objects that, in addition to the function, evoke intense emotions and create a pleasant, luxurious atmosphere in every setting.

Each item is handcrafted from scratch and is therefore unique. Throughout the whole production process XLBoom spends a lot of attention to the finishing. While working with the best materials, XLBoom also prefers their products to be made in the best conditions.

Every unique, handmade interior object reveals a cocktail of high quality and craftsmanship. In search of the best materials, the unique XLBoom objects are produced in several ateliers throughout Europe. All products are made by and exclusively for XLBoom.

For people who love modern yet timeless design, XLBoom is an obvious choice. Every unique design has the mission to recover the original roots of timeless craftsmanship.

More and more we question the impact of our actions. Aimless consuming makes way for sustainable, critical and conscious shopping. That’s why XLBoom keeps focus on creating and producing sustainable objects for in- and outdoors.
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Design as a second life. After studying Political Sciences and Marketing Management, Alain Gilles went on to work in the international financial world for 5 years. But one has to live his own life. So, thanks to the moral support of his wife, he went back to studying Industrial design in France.

He opened his own studio in late 2007 in order to pursue his own dreams and develop his personal approach to product design, furniture design, art direction and scenography. He has since started to collaborate with several international editors such as Qui est Paul?, Galerie Gosserez Paris, Magnitude, O’Sun, La Chance, Evolution, Buzzispace, Casamania and Bonaldo.

Several of his products have been awarded international prices, such as the Henry Van De Velde Label, the Design for Asia Golden Award, The “Red Dot Best of the Best” for the Welded table and the Good Design award for the Big Table.

In 2012, he was named 'Designer of the Year' by the prestigious Interieur Kortrijk Fair.
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