Embarcación de lujo Dune. / Dune luxury boat
Eugeni Quitllet (1972) graduated from
the School of Art of the Lonja de Barcelona.
“Design-dreamer” is the word
by which the master of digital precision
and fluid curves describes himself. The
Tabu chair for Alias, the tube chairs for
Furniture 114 and Dream-Air for Kartell
are examples that have triumphed
thanks to the beauty of the curve of a
body sitting in an empty space. In 2014
he launched his first outdoor organic
seating collection for Vondom. Quillet
has a unique vision with constant innovation
when representing the environment.
52 spaincontract. Coffee Break. Eugeni Quitllet
rranean. It is an idea, for me, and it reflects
Gaudí. It reflects an idea of getting to know
a theme, a subject, a way of arriving, with
knowledge and creative freedom, to the limit
of all possibilities.
Can we say that one of your priorities in
terms of creation is beauty?
Yes, beauty is a very important factor. We
have forgotten how to create it, we have
turned aside from it to focus on intelligence,
on originality, and for me beauty is essential
in a creation. It is the most difficult thing to
achieve, that each piece we make has that
harmony, that divine point which grants it a
more magical aura.
How important are materials for you?
Which ones do you most often use?
Understanding the various technologies is
very important in knowing where the limits
lie between the impossible and the possible.
Plastic injection, aluminum, light, glass ... I
like to know everything about these materials
in order to reach this vision of being able to
work miracles with them. Plus, all materials
are all noble once you become noble. The
most fluid materials allow you to represent
forms that are more continuous, that reduce
the industrial operation because they solve
all functions: monobloc, plastic-injection and
wood, especially, because it is the most effective
Talk to us about the MIRAGE Collection.
How would you define it?
We started it about a year and a half ago and
we created about 70 bath-room pieces, from
essence of perfume for the sink, the tap, the
towel racks, shelves ..., a super-extensive collection
designed in a timeless and very sensual
way. We can say that the Mirage collection
is a reflection.
The chrome material creates this mirage
effect that gives true meaning to the word:
the light that a mirror gives off. A game of
reflections that makes the object disappear
but its light continues to travel thus giving it a
soul, a notion of living, a spirit, because this is
essential for me in objects.
Your chairs are your most relevant current
creation, is that right? Which of them do
you like best?
Yes they are, they are like my children, when
they behave well you love them all. For me,
the best of them is the wooden Tabu chair.
For me, the tabu wood chair afresada is the
square root of the chair: the limit where it
still remains being both a chair and a sculpture.
The object creates a harmonic space, the
emotion that transmits the act of sitting, of
The Ibiza chair will be out in September,
what can tell us about this model?
Luminaria Citizen para Benito. / Citizen luminaire for Benito It is a very special piece because it offers a