Meet Eugeni Quitllet, the M&O Designer of the Year 2016

The honoured designer of the show will be Eugeni Quitllet, a Catalan designer who readily describes himself as a “Disoñador,” a contraction of the Spanish words for designer and dreamer. From object to space, Quitllet is a design maestro with a unique vision for rethinking our surroundings with ever-evolving innovation.

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Eugeni Quitllet was born on 17th April 1972 in Ibiza, and he graduated from ‘La Llotja’ art school in Barcelona. Through his creative vocabulary, he exceeds simple relationships between function and style unveiling innovative objects. 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.

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Between drawing, sculpture and contemporary archaeology, Eugeni 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 hold – 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.

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Design runs in Eugeni Quitllet’s blood. Creating, inventing, testing out new forms… the little Eugeni did not yet know that this would become a profession, but his future was all mapped out. “My parents both did fine arts and passed the design bug on to me. As a child, I would sketch things all day long and make toys with whatever was lying around”, explains Quitllet.

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In 2011, Eugeni Quitllet took off, opened his studio in Barcelona and delighted the design world with his cheerful signature style: “I love that creativity sympathetically addresses uses and people.” His sentimental design doesn’t neglect ecology, since it uses all manner of precious materials, starting with plastic, which can bring beauty and usefulness to many.

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Because physical resources, like humans, deserve the best, Eugeni Quitllet has mastered the art of perfecting his designs, which he dresses up in empty space and light.

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From 22 to 26 of January, Paris Nord Villepinte will be invaded by a big range of wonderful brands with their new designs, but at Maison & Objet 2016 there’s more than exhibitors to can find. Maison & Objet 2016 Paris has set that each of these two designers must fit within the profile of each of the Paris shows, that is, a more product design-oriented profile in January and a designer more closely related to the world of interior architecture or decor for September.

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