Eugeni Quitllet
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Né le 17 Avril 1972, Eugeni Quitllet est un designer catalan originaire d´Ibiza, diplômé de l´école d´art barcelonaise «La Llotja». Son vocabulaire créatif dépasse le simple rapport fonction/style pour découvrir des objets encore inconnus de leur époque. Entre dessin, sculpture et archéologie contemporaine, Quitllet révèle littéralement des silhouettes cachées dans la matière, des squelettes d´objets ultra plastiques dont l´élégance se joue du plein et du vide souvent avec humour: La Masters chair est la fusion de 3 contours d´assises légendaires signées Eames, Saarineen et Jacobsen, la lampe K Ray est un ovni organique , un veinage creusé dans la matière qui donne naissance à un objet en suspension dans un cadre, un procédé signature qui revient naturellement sur plusieurs projets du designer : les vases Shine, la lampe Light Air, l´horloge 0´Clock et bien sûr la montre O Ring, un trou dans le temps au sens propre, best seller de la marque Fossil qui dépoussière les codes de l´horlogerie. Une révélation des contours et des formes qu´il aime à résumer là encore par une métaphore qui joue de la suspension et du trouble à dissiper : «L´utopie est une brume d´où émergent des idées réalisables». De l´objet à l´espace, dans la famille du design Eugeni Quitllet fait partie des Monstres capables de dévorer l´ensemble de notre environnement à leur sauce pour nous le resservir transfiguré. Pas de surprise donc à ce que sa carrière débute dans le compagnonnage d´un autre monstre : Philippe Starck. Seul designer à avoir cosigné des pièces avec le français, Quitllet a amorcé avec Starck ce qu´il appelle une «cool-laboration» en 2001 en débarquant dans sa maison de Formentera. Coup de foudre créatif qui donnera naissance à de nombreux projets pour Kartell, Driade, Flos, Alias , Emeco, Xo, Magis, Dedon... Depuis 2011, Eugeni Quitllet a fondé son Studio à Barcelone, il vient de signer le Nouveau set de table ludique et fluide d´ Air France, la Collection de vase Shine pour Kartell entre préciosité du cristal et économie du plastique et l´architecture intérieure de la Fromagerie de la Jeune Rue dévoilée à Paris au printemps 2014.
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