With its lightweight, elegant and discreet design, this sideboard is a Backdrop which enhances all the elements of decor.


As its name suggests, the main characteristic of the Backdrop sideboard by Alain Gilles is the vertical cut of the doors, which evokes a sense of calm, thanks to its repetition along the entire length. The design of this piece of furniture is well-structured, drawing inspiration from the façades of the modernist buildings: the vertical lines hide the grooves used to open the doors. The frame defining the sideboard is light and goes almost unnoticed, designed to discreetly and elegantly enhance the regularity of the front elements. The Backdrop sideboard is available in Canaletto walnut, or caramel glossy lacquered wood.

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Data sheet

Backdrop 240

Width: 240cm

Depth: 50cm

Height: 75cm

Backdrop 180

Width: 181cm

Depth: 50cm

Height: 75cm

  • Walnut Canaletto

  • Caramel

The samples above represent the complete range of materials and finishes available for this product (regardless of the top shape or size, in the case of tables). Fabrics, eco-leather, leather and emery leather shown in this website are a selection. Colors and finishes are approximate and may slightly differ from actual ones. Please visit Bonaldo dealers to see the complete sample collection and get further details about our products.


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Alain Gilles

Born in 1970 in Bruxelles (Belgium). After studying Political Sciences and Marketing Management, Alain Gilles went on to work in the financial world. Then, he went back to studying Industrial design in France. He opened its own studio in 2007 in order to pursue his own dreams and develop his personal approach to product design, furniture design, art direction and interior architecture. In 2012, he was named “Designer of the Year” by the prestigious Interieur Kortrijk Fair. A pillar in the evolutionary path of Bonaldo that signed great successes like the Big Table, an icon of international design which this year celebrates its 10th anniversary. Other popular pieces created for Bonaldo include the Welded table, which in 2013 received the “Red dot: best of the best” recognition among the best design projects. The Eddy relaxing armchair, which was presented at the Salone del Mobile 2017, received the Honoree mention of the “Best of Year Award”.