The great artists of the Renaissance who could bring alive marble into throbbing masterpieces of sculpture and could paint murals dedicated to the angels. Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel and his breathtaking pieces crafted in stone. Da Vinci's glorious creations. All these traditions flowed seamlessly into the modern ideas of the Bauhaus school, the minimalist movement, and the new aesthetic that the age of industrialization brought about. Since the modern age, the world has looked up to Europe for all culture. The fashion capitals were here, the design gurus expounded their ideas here and the finest material and talent were freely available. In the 20th century, Europe was the light of the world. While we live in a far more global world today, the heights achieved by this tradition of utmost perfection and luxury can never be matched. Simply because there are thousands of years of history that goes into every line, curve, and stroke of a design piece born in Europe.
The Pharaohs might have created the idea of luxury in the afterlife but it is in Europe that luxury reached its pinnacle. It is here that luxury became not just an idea but an art form. At Queo, luxury is a matter of legacy. Our European designers come from the lands that have given birth to radical new ideas of style A every era. While they are geniuses of design, they are also masters at creating contemporary luxury. It is a different and modern brand of luxury that indulges in the utmost elegant and nothing less. Luxury lives in the idea of it being special. And there are a million little details that could define this specialty - a curve of the ceramic, a stitch of the leather, the carving of the metal. Special could be rare. Special could be a craft. But in the end, one look at a Queo masterpiece and you just know.
As far as quotes about design go, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's 'Less is More' seems to succinctly define a modernist ethic. The man who's often quoted motto seems to have a vibe with what most of the modern design world is about was an architect who dedicated his life to creating spaces that were a testimony to this principle. The concept of minimalist architecture is to strip everything down to its essential quality and achieve simplicity. Minimalism not only considers the physical qualities, it considers the spiritual dimension and the invisible by listening to the form and paying attention to details, people, space, nature, and materials. Queo achieves a new dimension to this well-known aphorism by adding the idea of indulgence, to this equation. So how do basic geometric forms come together to create luxurious experiences, that is the design journey of Queo. Even when a collection celebrates gold it celebrates a minimalist vision of gold, as a surface, as a colour, as a singular expression of boldness.
Architect And Designer, He was born in Nepi, 10 Km from Civita Castellana. He founded his studio in Rome after he graduated from “La Sapienza” University In 1982. Since 2000 he has his own design studio. He won several prizes, like ‘The Design Plus 2003’ and 2 recommendations for the “ Compasso d’Oro” In 2003 And 2004 (Adi Design Index).
Born in Chioggia, Venice In 1952, is graduate in the ceramics industry, and a renowned industrial designer based in Venice specializing in ceramics. He has won four gold medals at the Faenza International Ceramic Competition and two Design Plus awards at ISH Frankfurt. For Bullo, the product must be an extension of the company’s soul and consistent with the markets in which it is competing.
Born in Civita Castellana, Rome in 1968, he graduated with honors from La Sapienza. In 2002 he began his professional career by exploring various subjects of design. His experience as an artistic director has greatly enhanced his vision when creating any product. And we witness just that in the F-Marquis (F-Lavabo) series by Giancarlo.
Franco Valeri Is A sculptor whose long and chequered career, is highlighted by numerous prizes like the prestigious Federico Motta for Sculpture. His works are exhibited in the Modern Art Gallery of Rome and In Monuments, Churches, Galleries And Private Collections. From the 70’s, Franco Valeri, ably assisted by daughter Chiara Valeri, has been working on scenography and industrial design projects.
Lorenzo Damiani, born in 1972, graduated in Architecture at the Milan Polytechnic. He has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, in Italy and abroad, and has won various competitions such as the Compasso d'Oro and the Good Design Award.
Oki Sato is a Japanese designer and architect. He is the head of the design office "Nendo". His wide range of work includes product design, interior design, architecture and graphic design. Under the direction of architect Oki Sato, the group that gathers under the name "Nendo" has represented, since 2002, a cultured and refined alternative to self- design. Elegant, modern, subtle and playful, the epitome of contemporary design that is also setting the tone for design's future in the global scene.
Fabrizio Batoni was born in Colle di Val d’Elsa and he graduated in architecture at Florence University. Studio Batoni is an architecture and design studio that was founded by him in 1997. His skills, range from product design to interior architecture. The driving force of his design is the desire to create interesting form and drama keeping an eye to the needs of man and the environment that surrounds it.
His multidisciplinary design studio makes sure his work is a holistic marvel ranging from product design to technological products, interior and graphic design. He has designed the F-Fiordo series for Queo, inspired by fiords, where the sea water enters a coastal area deep into the land. This results in unique asymmetrical flow to the water, giving it a modern twist.
The aesthetics of the F-Misura come alive in the inspirations and ideas of our Italian maestro, . He has completed a degree in Industrial Design at the University of Rome. And you can see this rigorous design background in each of his pieces.