198, Avenue Victor Hugo, Paris, Île-de-France, 75116, France
Pol Quadens was born in Brussels in 1960. His father was active in the fields of composites and metal industry, and he is therefore surrounded by the world of materials since his early childhood. Pol starts restoring vintage cars after his artistic studies. This experience makes him gain strong practical skills and deep knowledge of all types of materials.
First creations and production of objects.
His sensitivity and passion for the arts lead him to the creation of functional artworks.
In 2000, he released the 4 inches high Strada women shoes, entirely handmade in carbon fiber. These singular shoes feature a revolutionary detail: they are high but they have no heels. Madonna loves the concept and wears the shoes during one of her concerts. His CD shelf has sold more than 100,000 pieces and has become iconic in its category.
Pol Quadens meets with an engineer of the Donnay workshops who makes him discover carbon fiber. He produces the C 06 piece, one of the lightest chairs in the world – 950 grams – that proves commercially very successful.
Pol Quadens : The materials
He enriches his creations by working with new materials and begins to include Corian®. Pol designs a whole range of furniture pieces for Brussels-based OVO Editions.
In 2013, he is back to his roots and starts producing high end unique pieces and limited editions in stainless steel.
Pol Quadens signs his iconic « Infinity » bookshelf, an entirely handmade stainless steel piece which has required more than 400 hours of work.
In addition to his designer activities, Pol Quadens shifts also towards art and monumental sculpture and starts developing his work to sculptures. His latest creation is « 16 Stones », a 4.5m high work inspired by the primitive « Cairn », which consists in marking a site or a common area by piling up stones. « 16 Stones » is the first creation of its kind and Pol is now developing the concept for international private collections -interiors and sculpture parks-.