After studying Political Sciences and Marketing Management, Alian Gilles went on to work in the financial world. But one has to live his own life. So, thanks to the moral support of his wife, he went back to studying Industrial design at the ISD in France. He assisted Xavier Lust in his creations, but was eventually hired by Quize & Milan before graduating. He worked for Arne Quinze for two and a half years as a designer, developer and project manager on several high profile projects for world-renowned architects and editors. In 2007 he opened his own studio to pursue his dream of developing a personal approach to product design, furniture design, art direction and interior architecture.