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.
THE QUEO DESIGN PHILOSOPHY.
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.