Quinze & MilanFounded in 1999, in Belium, Quinze & Milan began producing pieces that would encourage and continue to encourage lovers and newcomers of the brand to turn dreams into reality. Apart from their own custom designs, the company produces and distributes the work of guest designers and architects so that all spaces may be filled with meaning, energy, creativity, and a modern design meant to challenge the conventional side of minimalism. Since the beginning, the company has used the slogan "Creator of Atmosphere" to imply that the furniture, itself, was not meant to be aimed at anything; but, meant to be medium that helps to illustrate a wild, sexy, easy-going, loud, and outrageous lifestyle. With such a strong and carefree outlook on the world of design, their bold and avant-garde designs have turned the company into the pop star, bad boy in the world of furniture design. Dare to be crazy, fun, and stylish with Quinze & Milan.
Wiel Arets, Dutch architect, born at Heerlen in 1955, graduated from the Technische Universiteit of Eindhoven in 1983. In 1984 he established Wiel Arets Architect & Associates in Heerlen. In 1996 the office was moved to Maastricht. He has held a number of academic positions: between 1986 and 1989 taught at the Architectural Academies of Amsterdam and Rotterdam, between 1988 and 1992 at the Architectural Association in London, between 1991 and 1994 as Visiting Professor at Columbia University and the Cooper Union in New York, at the Berlage Institute in Amsterdam, the Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna and at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. In 2000 he held the Mies van der Rohe chair at the etsab in Barcelona. From 1995 to October 2002 he was dean of the Berlage Institute of Rotterdam and currently he holds the Berlage chair at the Technical University in Delft and is director of the Berlage Institute PhD program. His major works include the Academy for Arts and Architecture in Maastricht (1990-93) and the headquarters of the azl pension fund at Heerlen (1990-95).View other products by Wiel Arets