Christoph Gilles, Frankfurt on the Main (Germany)
Cappuccino, that’s how the color was presented to him, and he liked it immediately. “It was a spontaneous decision,” Christoph Gilles says. And so he bought the USM cabinet, which also serves as a secretary, in beige, to go with his antique Persian rug, Corbusier lounger, and Eileen Gray end table. Gilles, a dentist, clearly has a penchant for classic modernism, and USM, he says, fits in perfectly. Although white is the dominant color – because it’s neutral and goes with everything – Gilles is definitely not averse to thinking about other hues, as long as complement each other. And that, he says, is one of the many advantages of USM: “The fact that you can just replace the front panels” allows for a new color palette should the mood strike. He’s already tried ruby red.