Competition: five copies of
Arne Quinze Works to be won



Dezeen and designer Arne Quinze have teamed up to give readers the chance to win five copies of Quinze's new monograph, Arne Quinze Works.


Written by Quinze, the 320-page book includes photographs and sketches documenting more than 40 projects by the Belgian designer.


This competition has now closed.

The five winners will be selected at random and notified by email. Winners’ names will be published in a future edition of our Dezeenmail newsletter.


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Here's some more information from publishers Die Gestalten Verlag:


The trailblazing, self-made Belgian designer and artist, Arne Quinze, is a creative phenomenon. Effortlessly crossing over between the most diverse disciplines from art, design and architecture, he has established a new invigorating design language that has taken the design world by storm and has instantly become an icon.


Quinze’s genius lies in his ability to fuse polar extremes – passion and chaos with controlled elegance. He masterfully creates immaculate, urbane and polished designs that are balanced with a certain contradicting tension, giving them a refined yet exuberant appearance. He realises his ideas with extraordinary verve and is able to apply them to projects of any scale, whether it be architecture, interior design, urban planning, furniture design, car design or footwear.


This publication is the first monograph to document Arne Quinze’s full creative universe from the past, present and future. Over 40 invigorating design projects crossing over from furniture, interiors and architecture to urban planning, car design and footwear are showcased with lavish photos, personal sketches and incisive text giving insight into Quinze’s cosmos.


Celebrated projects including furniture collections he has created for Quinze & Milan, where he is the creative director, Moroso and concept cars for Lamborghini, colossal wooden Uchronia sculpture at the Burning Man Festival in the Nevada desert, his recent monumental Cityscape sculpture project in Brussels’ Quartier Louise and more are featured.


Over 40 projects are presented with lavish photographs, personal sketches and accompanied by incisive texts giving insight into Quinze’s cosmos. Dazzling but never flamboyant, Quinze is undeniably one of the most ambitious and influential individuals in the creative scene today.

Author: Arne Quinze
Editors: R. Klanten, L. Feireiss
Text: L.Feireiss and M.Borka (English)

Release: September 2008
Format: 25,1 x 31,5 cm
Features: 320 pages, full colour, hardcover
ISBN: 978-3-89955-219-5


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Congratulations to the winners! Arnita Armane in Latvia, Loo Hui Jing in Singapore, Jindrich Sevcik in the Czech Republic, and Natalia Maestro and Andrea Paoletti in the UK won copies of Arne Quinze Works.

Posted on Wednesday September 17th 2008 at 5:19 pm by . Copyright policy | Comments policy

  • i’m sorry but i really can’t see why someone would be even trying to win one of these books. he might be a good furniture designer, but his recent efforts into architecture are totally worthless. there is no sense of theory, vision, or anything else. don’t get me for this old-fashioned classical stuff person, but i can’t believe there is anything more here then the hype as he created himself. good at marketing, good at design and installations, but architecture….

    and by the way, in case you didn’t notice i’m totally judging this from an architects point of view.


  • John krsteski

    The book is beautiful, would love to have one as inspiration! thx John

  • scruces

    ? how

  • ece

    “Why someone would be even trying to win one of these books?”

    Obvious answer: Not everyone is only interested in architecture.

  • James

    A more pressing question is whether the paper would be a suitable substitute for my toiletpaper. Quinze is a disgrace to Belgium.

  • brad

    The lines which go over the side are lovely as a graphic detail.
    Which stores sell the book? (except the online ones)

  • Rebecca

    What bothers me, is how Gestalten (the publisher of the book) seems to have been co-opted into a tool of Quinze’s marketing department. I saw Gestalten’s lovely and timely ‘Fragiles’ exhibition this year at Design Miami but was totally blown away. Yet I was totally put off by the feature videos of “Quinze at work” “Quinze destroying an old hotel in a ridiculous american biker-costume”, and then later to see that the show was displayed in his studio, (called ‘Gallery’ 311″ but come on…) where all the works were sitting above his “signature paint splashes”. Those paint splashes are like a marketers idea of what an ‘artist’ is and I think say alot about him.

    But Quinze is just a guy with a lot of money, wanting attention. Nothing wrong with that. What I find disturbing is the fact that Gestalten,- a pretty creative, nimble publisher in design (one of the important ones) seesms to have lost all sense of critique and just offered some part of their staff to join Quinze’s marketing Army.. How sad! The Fragiles show was excellent for demonstrating an emerging way of working, but failed when it became overly-focused on one of the participants.

    We need smart authors, and publishers. They are what protect this field from becoming a languid swamp full of ass-wipes. Come on GESTALTEN!

  • zuy

    aself-made Belgian designer and artist,

  • Arne Quinze Works, page 3

    “We are very happy to hereby present the first monograph of the inconsumable body of work by Arne Quinze and are confident that we have been able to convey Quinze’s brimming and open-minded creative energy, that acts as a source of inspiration for all creatives.

    One of the main reasons that we did this book, however, is the deep empathy we share with the artist’s positive and hands-on approach of interacting with the world in the absence of prejudice. Quinze holds his right as an ambassador for the optimistic and stimulating power of creativity. And there’s surely nothing more contagious than true passion.”

  • Rajeev L

    I am from India, and Iam impressed.

  • i love red splashing to my face whe i saw the book cover….and the tiny cute yellow cube playing at the corner of my eyes.

    …..and free stuff…i am cheap….i am thirsty for books…red book.

  • J

    I am the winner of one of the books. the book was sent to me this monday. I am so inspired by the work. I would like to take this chance to thank dezeen for the great affort of sending this book all the way to asia.
    Thank you dezeen.

  • Freia

    To Rebecca:
    You say: Just a guy with lots of money ! I am his sister and we shared the same childhood. I would’ve liked to see you survive the way we did then. Read some of his biography and you will see that what you say is so far off reality.