Born in Belgium in 1990, Quentin de Coster studied industrial design at the ESA St-Luc Liège, Politecnico di Milano and ENSAV La Cambre. In 2014, shortly after graduation, he set up his own business.
Based in Liège, Quentin de Coster - Design Studio is a multi-disciplinary creative agency focusing on product design, installation design, and creative direction services for international clients. Since its launch, the Studio practices a unique design approach, characterized by the continuous observation of people’s habits and rituals, translated into projects that bridge past mere functionality. Simple and playful, the Studio’s work helps add meaningful details into people’s lives. Daily gestures and needs become thoughtful moments and experiences.
The Studio believes in design as an experience – a crossroads of function and aesthetic, logic and emotion. It develops shapes that are sober and expressive. It respects materials in their physical and tactile qualities. It creates functions that are unexpected and clever. Quentin de Coster - Design Studio aims at making life a better place to live and evolve, whether creating industrial or luxury goods, limited edition or mass-produced items.
Quentin de Coster’s work is regularly exhibited around the world and has been featured by the likes of The New York Times (US), Fast Company (US), Core77 (US), Azure (CA), Dezeen (UK), Icon (UK), The Times (UK), Yatzer (CY), Designboom (IT), Interni (IT), Espaces Contemporains (CH), Form (DE), Frame (NL), Intramuros (FR), Fubiz (FR), Damn° (BE), and many others.
His work is also part of Art Institute’s permanent Architecture & Design collection in Chicago.
Prix Jeunes Artistes du Parlement de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, 2016
German Design Award, Special Mention, 2015
Prix Tremplin, prix de la Ministre de la Culture de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, 2014
6th Cinna competition, second prize in lighting category, 2013
Design And Design International Award, 2010