Pierre Gonalons

Pierre Gonalons biography


Pierre Gonalons is a product and interior designer based in Paris. Born and raised in Lyon with an Italian culture background, he has early developed French heritage and art history awareness.

Camondo school graduate in 2002, Pierre Gonalons very quickly established his singular vision of design and space, he founded his creative studio when he was 23 and his first creations were shown the following year.

He defends a minimal design mixed with references to the decorative arts and pop culture. His creations are setting between simplicity and spectacular and revealing a subtle work of interpretation about the subjects he remains faithful and which are his signature.
He focus to the expression of the material and the craftsmanship he considers as a source of inspiration. Beyond the simple function, the object must convey a contemporary meaning and a sincere message.

ASCETE design house

Pierre Gonalons founded ASCETE in 2004 for which he designs collections of lighting, furniture and objects.


Pierre Gonalons Studio has been collaborating in product design with luxury houses, such as Lalique, Chloé, Nina Ricci, Pernod, Pierre Frey, and signed since 2016 private interiors.

Pierre Gonalons creations are commissioned and exhibited by Galerie Armel Soyer. His collections « Pavillons » in 2012 and « Palais » in 2015 were presented at Art Basel Design Miami. The
« Pavillons » table is now part of the Bon Marché collection, it is visible in the department store in Paris.


In 2016, he launched Pierre Gonalons Editions, a production of exceptional furniture, lighting and objects mixing Pop culture with his classical inspirations, made from rare materials. His pieces are presented by Galerie Yves Gastou in Paris and Twenty First Gallery in New York.