Spanish designer Eugeni Quitllet has been announced as the Designer of the Year title for next year’s Maison et Objet design fair in Paris, and will design a bespoke exhibition for the event. Let’s find out more about Maison et Objet designer of the year, will we?
The Catalan designer 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 hol – lowed 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.
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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 .
Quitllet gave an interview to Vondom, are you ready to know him more? Lets go!
Who really are you?
-I’m a person who fishes for ideas.
I was born in Ibiza and I’m an “industrial dreamer”.
What do you think of when you hear the word plastic?
– Innovation, the basis of my ideas.
What is your favorite color?
-The color of the sea and the land.
Which Vondom item from another designer would you put in your home?
-“Rosinante” by Eero Aarnio.
What would you prefer, Classic or Science Fiction movie?
-A mixture between “Blade Runner” and “The Children of Paradise” byMarcel Came.
Do you have any fetish object?
-The chair, an object used to talk, to work…to dream…..
What was the last thing you bought?
-A ticket to space…….Some crayons and a notebook.
Do you believe in perfection?
-I prefer “better” to “perfect”. You can do better than perfect.
Do you have any fixation or quirky habit?
What do you do when you are not designing?
-Carry on designing…
See also: Maison et Objet 2016 theme: Wild