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Quentin de Coster - Design Studio

Lige, Belgium

 
 
 

HALO table lamp

HALO is a table lamp created in collaboration with Christophe Genard, one of the last Belgian glass blowers. Its pronounced glass body emphasizes the circular fluorescent light positioned at its center — An element which is regularly designed to be hidden in most lamps. HALO’s geometric design is directly inspired by the standard light bulb; While being small enough to give off an impression of levitation.

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Manufacturer: L'Atelier du Val (Belgium)
Material: Glass
Colours: Grey, blue, pink
Dimension: W33 x H40 cm
Price: 590

 

NOSE candle holder

NOSE is a minimal candle holder evoking an abstract profile whose nose serves to hold the candle. The object is made of two laser cut and welded steel pieces. With or without candle, NOSE is a sculptural candle holder that adds a touch of art to your interior.

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Material: powder coated steel
Colours: white, grey or black
Dimension: W7, D4 x H6 or 9 cm

 

SATELLITE by Quentin de Coster

A series of minimal lights exploring the harmony that emanates from the connection of basic cylinders.

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Manufacturer: Van Den Weghe ITEMS (Belgium)
Material: Black or white marble
Dimension: W6 x D5 x H30
Price: 650 exVAT

 

CUT the festival trophy - Le Court en dit long

Short films, as their name would suggest, are characterized by their length. The trophy for « Le Court en dit long » is inspired by the forty-minute time constraint that’s given to the Festival’s featured films. The object’s form utilizes a 240° cut, making reference to the positioning of a clock's hands at forty minutes past the hour.

Status : limited edition by CWB Paris - WBI (6 pieces + 1 AP)
Photos : © Stéphanie Derouaux

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Material: red anodized aluminum
Dimension: W4,5 x H20 cm

 

HIMITSU money box

HIMITSU means secret in Japanese. Like the secret boxes, this money box seems impossible to open. Only its owner knows the way that provides access to the content of the box. To open HIMITSU, you have to unscrew the lid with a coin, what creates a subtle link between the object and its function.

Photos : © Stephanie Derouaux

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Manufacturer: Maison Vervloet (Belgium)
Inspired By: Daily life
Material: Pink gold, yellow gold or nickel plated brass
Dimension: W8.5 x D8.5 x H12 cm
Price: 648 > 829

 

CLOUD by Quentin de Coster

CLOUD is a work on light and particularly on reflection. Made up of four hundred ninety-three hanging steel petals and a fluorescent tube, this unique installation models the fragmentation of a lampshade. Each ellipse randomly mitigates and reflects the light coming from the tube.

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Material: electropolished stainless steel, powder coated aluminium, nylon thread
Dimension: W200 x D80 x H150 cm
Price: 8500

 

ARGAND

Inspired by the oil lamps of the eighteenth century, ARGAND offers the possibility to modulate the intensity of light with poetry as needed. The object is composed of a pink gold plated brass base, a LED module, and a borosilicate glass cylinder. This contemporary table lamp revisits the mechanism of wick-lift by replacing it with a glass tube incorporating three LED strips. When the knob turns, a rack reveals or hides the mobile lighting tube.

Photos : © Stéphanie Derouaux

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Material: pink gold plated brass, borosilicate glass, nylon, silicone
Dimension: W15 x D15 x H35

 

TIBOU

The primary function of handles and knobs is to open a door or drawer, but kids often divert their uses by using them as coat racks. To account for this duality, all the elements of the TIBOU collection present a small hook on their front face. It gives the child the opportunity of hanging up what he or she wants without hampering the opening of the door or drawer.

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Manufacturer: Vervloet (Belgium)
Inspired By: Kids
Material: brass and nickel
Dimension: variable

 

EDGE

Designed with only one edge, these cutlery are hot stamped which makes it possible to remove the slice present in the cold working. This shape simplification facilitates the perception of knife, fork and spoon. Each piece is defined by an archetypal silouhette where material is added behind to build its volume. Thus, the EDGE flatware are visually separated from the table and just show the image they leave in our collective memory.

Year : 2013
Photos of prototypes : © Julien Hayard

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Manufacturer: Eternum (Belgium)
Inspired By: simplicity
Material: satin or polished stainless steel

 

CORK

CORK is a carafe provided with a pouring spout whose diameter is designed to receive the wine stopper. Presented at the service, it helps to precisely identify the wine without its original bottle. The carafe almost disappears to become the pedestal of the cork.

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Material: blown glass (it was developed during a workshop at CIAV Meisenthal)
Dimension: W7,5 x H20

 

DOLL

DOLL is a daily pill container composed of a beech base and three plastic cups. This project reinvents the everyday use of medication in a fun and logical way. When lifting a tumbler, you discover pills lodged in the cavity of the underneath container. Different pieces fit together like a Russian doll protecting drugs, health symbols, which are almost sacralized.

Photos : © Elodie Timmermans

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Material: plastic, beech
Colours: gray
Dimension: W8 x H13,5

 

Loop

LOOP is a suspension made of a steel tube and wire offering a new way of guiding light. Usually unattractive, the electrical cable is here used to direct the lighting by a sliding motion turning it into a nice graphic element.

Year : 2012
Photo : © Christophe Sepulchre

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Material: powder coated steel,rubber

 

Buddy

Consisting of a container, a pipe and a handle, Buddy is a really handy plant pot. Put into it your seedlings, herbs for the kitchen or small shrubs and tie them to the built-in stake to ensure their hold. Whenever you want to move the pot in order to clean up, create a new organisation in your home or expose plants to the sunlight, simply grasp the handle. Buddy is a new friend for both inside and outside.

Design : © Quentin de Coster
Year : 2012

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Material: plastic
Dimension: 250x750, 350x650, 450x550

 

Spot

Spot is a playful birdhouse that diverts the traditional wooden nest box by adapting it to the plastics industry. Composed of a thermoformed polystyrene hull and an aluminium base, this object to fix in your garden provides the birds with the opportunity to land on the disk or instead, to take shelter in the house itself.
Photo : © Christophe Sépulchre

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Material: thermoformed polystyrene, painted aluminium

 

Albero di feltro

Albero di feltro is a screen made of a stainless steel frame and synthetic felt body. Designed so as to make transport and installation more easy, this product is ideal to isolate a portion of room either in office, in a lounge or even in students lodgings. The design of Albero di feltro evoking the shape of a tree naturally inspires to appropriate in a fun way an area.

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Manufacturer: Vange
Material: stainless steel, synthetic felt
Dimension: H130, 160 or 190 x W60 x D20

 

Indiscipline

Indiscipline is a series of porcelain objects which results from the materialization of questions about the boundaries between design and art. Each and everyone unique but originating from the same mould, these ceramics are not functionality-predefined.

©2010 Quentin de Coster

Photography : Christophe Sépulchre

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Material: porcelain
Dimension: Ø5cm x 15cm

 

Animal

Animal is a table for children resulting from a reflection on the formal and stereotypical perceptions related to the world of childhood.
© 2010 Quentin de Coster

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Material: maple wood with blue paint
Dimension: 440x540x805.5

 

Citrange

Citrange is a double sided hand juicer which can be placed straight onto your glass. The built in funnel not only guides the juice into the glass, it also filters out the seeds. Use the rounded side for big oranges or grapefruits and the pointy side for lemons or limes. So, with the 'Citrange' you save a whole step compared to traditional juice squeezing. Now that's what I call «thoughts for food».

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Manufacturer: RoyalVKB
Material: polypropylene
Colours: orange and green
Price: 14,95 euros

 

NEWSWASHER

The idea is to market an ancient technique that is lost over the years using the newspaper as both a communication tool and equipment cleaning. Technique distributed in public in a fun way is effective, economical and environmentally friendly. Finally after using newswasher, people have understood the technique and then uses simple newspapers they receive in their mailbox. So the project is opposed to the consumer society.

Designer: Quentin de Coster (Belgium)
Material: paper

 

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Lige, Belgium

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Industrial Design

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Quentin de Coster - Design Studio

Born in Belgium in 1990, Quentin de Coster studied industrial design at the ESA St-Luc Liège, Politecnico di Milano and ENSAV La Cambre. After graduating in 2014, he set up his own business during the same year.

Liège based, Quentin de Coster Design Studio is a polyvalent office focusing on the design of products, limited editions, installations and providing art direction services for international clients. Since its inception, the studio develops a unique design approach characterized by a continuous observation of peoples habits and rituals translated into projects that go beyond a mere functional definition. Simple, accessible, authentic and playful, its designs help audiences to furnish their lives with meaningful details. Daily common gestures and needs become desirable moments of existence.

 

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Liège
Belgium

 
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