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Eugeni Quitllet at the Centre Pompidou Boutique for Paris Design Week

EUGENI QUITLLET BY RAINER HOSCH

Eugeni Quitllet will take over the Centre Pompidou Boutique from September 3rd to october 3rd with a selection from Kartell, Alias, Vondom, Christofle, Ipi ….He likes to define himself as a disonador, a combination of designer and dreamer in Spanish, inventing a future liberated from gravity where he blends digital precision and fluid sinuosity summing up contrasting aesthetics. Born in Ibiza, this industrial dreamer started out observing a strip of rural beach casually become a venue for ultramodern electric music, before growing up in Barcelona, where Gaudi’s wild organic explosive structure rubs shoulders in juxtaposition with the Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe, a rationalist marmoreal landmark located in Catalonia before settling in the United States. Eugeni Quitllet is the pioneering designer of the moment to follow for the best insight to our fast-moving paradoxical era.

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Eugeni Quitllet was born on 17th April 1972 in Ibiza. He graduated from ‘La Llotja’ art school in Barcelona. Through his creative vocabulary he exceeds simple relationships between function and style unveiling innovative objects. Between drawing, sculpture and contemporary archaeology, Quitllet literally reveals silhouettes hidden in the material, extremely visual skeletal objects elegantly master fullness and emptiness often with a touch of humour: the Masters chair combines the 3 contours of legendary seats by Eames, Saarineen and Jacobsen, the K Ray lamp is an organic UFO, a network of veins hollowed out of the material which results in an object suspended in a frame, his signature method prevalent naturally in several of the designer’s projects: the Shine vases, the Light Air lamp, the 0’Clock lamp, without forgetting the O Ring watch, a hole in time in the true sense, best seller of the brand Fossil modernising watchmaking codes. A revelation of the contours and forms that he likes to summarize here again through a metaphor that plays with the suspension and murkiness to dispel: ‘Utopia is a mist from where feasible ideas emerge.’

BUM BUM armchair for Vondom by eugeni Quitllet 2

From object to space, Eugeni Quitllet is a design world freak capable of devouring the whole of our environment in his own way to serve it up to us transformed. It is no surprise to learn then that his career began in the company of another freak: Philippe Starck. The only designer to have co-signed pieces with the French designer, Quitllet initiated with Starck what he calls a ‘cool-laboration’ in 2001 by descending on his house in Formentera. A flash of artistic brilliance that led to many projects for Kartell, Driade, Flos, Alias, Emeco, Xo, Magis, Dedon…

MASTERS OK stool  for Kartelldesign eugeni quitllet co signed with Starck 04

Eugeni Quitllet founded his studio in Barcelona in 2011. He has designed new fun and fluid tableware for Air France, the Shine vase collection for Kartell that combines precious crystal with visual economy and lastly the interior design of the Fromagerie de la Jeune Rue unveiled in Paris in autumn 2014.

L'ame de Christofle complete collection by eugeni Quitllet

Eugeni Quitllet

Centre Pompidou Boutique

September 3rd to to october 3rd  2014

Cocktail and press day 6th September for 6 to 9 PM

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