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Gaston Lagaffe – UGC Films

When André Franquin's famous Gaston Lagaffe character made his silver-screen comeback, Flokk was thrilled to be given the opportunity to work with lead set designer Franck Schwarz on recreating the film's set, transforming the Spirou offices into an innovative, collaborative start-up.

As a lover of the decorative arts and design, Franquin always took great care in surrounding his comic strip's iconic characters with designer pieces and furniture that was representative of the times. It makes sense then that Franck Schwarz decided to reach out to furniture manufacturer Flokk to create the film's set. Modular and innovative and set on revolutionising traditional office furniture, Flokk products are the perfect match for Gaston's workplace and philosophy.

Enthralled by the Capisco following a trip to the BETC offices, the designer ultimately decided to go with the entire range. The result is an uplifting mix of colourful cladding, artfully crafted materials and intuitive features that pop up in all the start-up's spaces: the bright red of the RBM Flip and Fold range energises the reception area, the playful, ingenious shapes of the RBM Twisted Little Star table and RBM Noor chairs make for a fun lunch area in the canteen, and a mustard yellow HÅG H05 was chosen for the boss's chair.

Capisco chairs were used as the main seating across all the collaborative work spaces. Lighter, more contemporary Capisco Puls models were set up around the RBM stand-up lunch bars in all the informal meeting spaces.

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"This was a real meeting of minds. They gave us free rein to fully kit out the set. Flokk furniture is the ultimate embodiment of Franquin's tastes and Gaston's image! I'm delighted with the results and can't thank them enough for seeing this project through to the end."

Franck Schwarz, Lead Set Designer
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