1960 Pol Quadens was born in Brussels. His father was active in the fields of composites and metal industry, and Pol is therefore surrounded by the world of materials since his early childhood. After his artistic studies, he starts restoring vintage cars. This experience makes him gain strong practical skills and deep knowledge of all types of materials.
1987 First creations and production of objects. His sensitivity and passion for the arts lead him to the creation of functional artworks. His CD shelf has sold more than 100,000 pieces and has become iconic in its category.
1995 Pol 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.
2000 Release of 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.
2007 Pol Quadens enriches his creations by working with new materials and begins to include Corian®. He designs a whole range of furniture pieces for Brussels-based OVO Editions.
2013 Pol Quadens is back to his roots and starts producing high end unique pieces and limited editions in stainless steel.
2014 Publication of his first monograph by Parisian publisher Somogy and distributed by Flammarion.
2017 He signs his iconic « Infinity » bookshelf, an entirely handmade stainless steel piece which has required more than 400 hours of work.
2018 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-.
2019 Maison Rapin starts to work with Pol on the Brafa art fair Brussels in January.
He starts a collaboration with a top agent for the sculpture works in New York
POL QUADENS "Infinity" Stainless steel Belgium, 2017 H 250 x L 388 x D 30 cm H 98,4 x L 152,7 x D 11,8 inches
Pol QUADENS "Infinity II" Stainless steel Belgium, 2018 H 225 x L 123 x D 30 cm H 88,5 x L 48,4 x D 11,8 inch
POL QUADENS "35/35" Console Aluminium Belgium, 2014 H 95 x L 200 x D 30 cm H 37,4 x L 78,7 x D 11,8 inches
POL QUADENS "35/35" Table Aluminium Belgium, 2014 H 74 x L 250 x D 82 cm H 29 x L 98,4 x D 32,2 inch
POL QUADENS "H" Table Stainless steel Belgium, 2014 H 41 x L 220 x D 42 cm H 16,5 x L 86,6 x D 16,5 inches
POL QUADENS "Three Blocs" Stainless steel Belgium, 2019 H 45 x L 220 x D 80 cm H 17,7 x L 86,6 x D 31,5 inches
POL QUADENS "Blade Corian" console CorianBelgique, 2014 H 95 x L 210 x D 30 cm H 37,4 x L 82,7 x D 11,8 inches
POL QUADENS "Nine Cubes" Stainless steel Belgium, 2014 H 40 x L 120 x D 120 cm H 15,7 x L 47,2 x D 47,2 inch
POL QUADENS "Side Cubes" Stainless steel Belgium, 2015 H 60 x L 30 x D 60 cm H 23,6 x L 11,8 x D 23,6 inches
POL QUADENS "Blade" console Stainless steel Belgium, 2014 8 editions H 95 x L 210 x D 30 cm H 37,4 x L 82,7 x D 11,8 inch