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ARNE QUINZE

Arne Quinze
 
ARNE QUINZE
Trail-blazing, innovative, bursting with energy, provocative, self-made — it's all but impossible to reduce the personality of founding director Arne Quinze (1971) to a few words. He rather resembles to a rockstar than to a designer. Lacking a sterling education and shaped by the street life of his youth, Quinze epitomizes the self-made man. Homeless at the age of fifteen, he roamed the streets for half a year, stealing food to survive. He says graffiti kept him going. 'It was my creative outlet.' In the two years that followed, he hung out with a motorcycle gang. All his energy went into street art sprayed on hundreds of trains, tunnels and walls. He experienced what it meant to have something worth fighting for. That 'something' was his creativity,the only thing he had to hold on to. It gave him a healthy veneer of arrogance and the perseverance needed to conquer every obstacle in his path. He hasn't lost that fighting spirit, but it's been translated into the ability to get things done. In addition to designs for his own label, he creates furniture for Moroso, a firm with close ties to Quinze & Milan. In 2006, the father of four — the perfect man for the job — launched minus+, his first children's collection.
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