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Quodes | Salone del Mobile, Milan 2014

Furniture Quodes - BarberOsgerby - Satellite L202,5 H45 D55 cm type 2 low board in Milan08

QUODES presented its latest furniture during the Salone del Mobile in Milan, location Via Savona 33.

Quodes3 Milan 2014-bookcases Nendo etc_002We are proud to show the following new products in our collection:

•Round Stammtisch, design Alfredo Häberli: on 3 modified legs instead 4
•Rectangular Stammtisch, design Alfredo Häberli: first public exhibition
•Collar cabinets, design Nendo: new models / colours / compositions
•Satellite cabinets, design Baber Osgerby: new legs, new colours, new models
•Hexagon bookcase / showcase, design Nendo: improved details
•Teca Bedside Table Dress Boy, design Alfredo Häberli: improved details

Quodes10 Milan 2014-cabinets Nendo_019We are happy that we can exhibit new expressions and new appearances of designs which have matured over time and show the first signs that they might be timeless.

We are also very pleased that we continue to work with a small number of involved designers from different nationalities, as opposed to a long list of designers offering a fragmentary contribution to a collection.



Quodes-Haeberli-Stammtisch 240 cm ash base red 037EThis year we exhibit for the first time the rectangular Stammtisch table in public including the offer of many images for press.

The result is a cool table, a nice alternative for the original design presented with an oval table shape.

This is a table where you can work, have dinner, sit relaxed and have a good time.

Quodes-Haeberli-Stammtisch 240 cm ash  with 3 chairsThe table top offers the typical Stammtisch edge, an unexpected extra layer in its design: the edges are not simply vertical, but their angle seem to move outwards at both ends, while moving slightly inwards at the sides.

The striking element of the Stammtisch table is the engineering construction of the chassis. The light wood and laser cut sheet steel feel sophisticated and familiar at the same time.

Quodes-Haeberli-Stammtisch ash  detail edge from high viewpointThe wooden legs are connected to the metal frame like the handgrip to a knife. Quoting this Swiss symbol par excellence – the knife – gives the table a recognizable and playful appearance.

Quodes-Haeberli-Stammtisch ash leg and white frame

Quodes-Haeberli-Stammtisch ash detail of horizontal bar and white frame


Quodes-Haeberli-Stammtisch Round oak +Nendo Collar bookcase white _114_129Although the Oval Quodes Stammtisch with the original footrest base has been elected last year as a Winner of the Interior Innovation Award 2013 by the German Design Council, we also introduced that same year the Round Stammtisch, but on four wooden legs.

This year we introduce the ROUND table on 3 instead of 4, modified legs, offering maximum possibilities for seating and exceptionally good torsion stability until a diameter of at least 180 cm.

Quodes-Haeberli-Stammtisch Round oak freestanding_114The result is a very authentic table, suitable for use in a living room, restaurant or as meeting table.

Although the application of round table shapes is somewhat undervalued in interior design these days, it is truly the most social shape of tables. The typical design and very stable construction offer an interesting alternative to the well-known archetypes with a round top placed on a column.

Häberli gave a subtle detail to the edge of the tabletop: the edges are not simply vertical, but their angles move outwards at both ends, while moving slightly inwards at the sides. This shape detail changes so naturally that you only notice it in a second instance. As a result, although the table top is perfectly round, the top appears to be slightly oval due to the changing table edge.

Quodes-Haeberli-Stammtisch Round oak detail_153The striking element of the Stammtisch table is the engineering construction of the chassis. The light wood and laser cut sheet steel feel sophisticated and familiar at the same time.
The wooden legs are connected to the metal frame like the handgrip to a knife. Quoting this Swiss symbol par excellence – the knife – gives the table a recognizable and playful appearance.


Quodes-Nendo-Collar bookcase white+grey+books freestanding+chair_271In 2009 we exhibited the prototype of the Collar cabinet design at the Salone del Mobile, in unusually subtle pantone colours and as architectural building block concept.

New compositions, cabinets, colours…

Recently we came to a new level of understanding how the Collar cabinet concept can be applied, in a very beautiful way and in a very useful way at the same time. This was a mutual effort between Nendo and a great admirer of this work, our dealer / interior architect Gyselinck in Belgium. The result is a number of technical improvements, several new additions to the range, also possible as wall mounted cabinets, several ‘example compositions’ and new colours.

Quodes8 Milan 2014-cabinets Nendo_012Above, one of the new compositions with new models and new colours.

In Milan we showed the new composition shown above with a new lowboard with only 1 big drawer of 2 meters long as center piece.

Technically, this low board was a big challenge. Nevertheless, it emphasizes the tranquility which is so typical for Nendo’s work.

This colours of this composition is a fusion of tranquil and fresh colours: basalt grey, traffic white and a mint like green.

Quodes9 Milan 2014-cabinets Nendo_024Nendo’ small ” ! ” moment …

If the observer sees for example these bookcases: he or she will observe the beautiful proportions and a slender appearance seen from a distance. Seen from nearby the subtle Collar edge is the unexpected 2nd layer in the design. This edge is inspired by the rounded Collar of a shirt, which people used to wear. The ‘Collar’ edge shows the skill of the designer. It’s perception gives people their small ” ! ” moment , this is what the designer is aiming for…


Satellite - Barber Osgerby - L202,5 H66,5 D47 cm type 2 in orange RAL 2002The original design of Satellite by London based Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby started out, in just a few words ”an exercise in graphic composition and organized volumes, about proportion, modularity and purity with character “.

During the years, the design proved to be successful, best known from the models on K shaped aluminium / steel trestle bases and often ordered in bold colour combinations, like the iconic colour combination white + vermillion + antique pink.

Quodes-BarberOsgerby-Satellite L270 H45 D55 cm grey frontsAs a further development and based on the demand for modest but subtly different cabinet objects as compared to what the competition generally offers, Barber & Osgerby reinvented the cabinet range by introducing an apparently simple round foot, but wider and more round than traditional feet. In addition they added new colours. This time they propose cabinets in softened one colour applications, emphasizing the subtility of the beautifully sunken handles, the graphical quality of the proportions, the radius of the feet.

By introducing just a few precise changes, the designers achieved a completely new appearance. This is what we perceive as quality, a permanent quest to set a next step in design as opposed to fashionable trends, always striving for timeless perfection.

Quodes-BarberOsgerby-Satellite L202,5 H79 D55 cm type 2 whiteIn addition Quodes introduced some Satellite models which are well priced, as a result of our ambition to offer top design, made in the Netherlands / western Europe but relatively affordable (as opposed to the trend of ‘democratic’ design, made in China in only a few colours models. Examples of more affordable models: a bedside table with only one drawer on the typical K tresle base and some popular models in base colours.

Satellite - Barber Osgerby - L270 H66,5 D47 cm type 1 in grey blue RAL 5008In the context of sustainability, we offer the cabinet corpus in a water based lacquer. In addition, nearly all cabinets can be easily disassembled, lacquered in new colours and re-used again.


Quodes-Nendo-Hexagon L 51 H 107 and H 178 D 44 cm and flowersFor this year we refined the Hexagon bookcase / showcase cabinets. We literally unsharpened their edges, improved some other details and developed a new and affordable turning mechanism to ensure optimal functionality when placed in the corner of a space.

Quodes-Nendo-Hexagon L 51 H 72 D 44 with booksHexagon is unique combination of a bookcase / showcase that is so stable that it can be placed completely freestanding just anywhere. It is a modest and beautiful architectural volume, which can be used as room divider storing books or on a turntable in the corner of a space. The lower Hexagons are ideal for the combination of storing books and being a pedestal for a piece of art or another object. Planning 2 or more of different heights in a space contribute to a playful interior.

Quodes-Nendo-Hexagon L 51 H 107 D 44 cm black with booksHEXAGON is a contemporary interpretation of a form, already known in ancient Greek geometry. The regular six-edged-units are each divided by vertical sheets. Stacked they produce a beautiful rotational symmetry, typical for the hexagon, which NENDO cleverly exploits. They come in varied heights (from 36 cm to 178 cm), made of powder coated aluminum and steel, standard in white.


Quodes-Haberli-Teca bedside table with shirt and flowerTeca Dressboy Bedside Table is a graphically beautiful object and offers a unique fusion of bedside table function and dressboy for clothes worn during the day or for the next day. Ideal for private homes or for hotels offering the typical unconventional graphical Häberli esthetics. This year we show the object in darker colours, which emphasizes the beauty of the metal structure and ‘under cover’ we made some changes, which makes also this piece of furniture more affordable.

Quodes-Haberli-Teca bedside tableTeca Dressboy Bedside Table is part of the succesful TECA wardrobe family, for those who prefer a nice object as wardrobe instead of a more conventional wall cabinet.


In Milan we like to show also the Ken Side Table and Stool, design MARCEL WANDERS. It is not new, it is just a beautiful small object, which we love. As a stool, it has been selected already in 2007 by Elle Decoration as a Future Classic.

And we still belief it will turn out to become a classic. Both the stool as the side table are plays of curves.

The beautiful base is made of powder coated laser cut metal.

A subtle detail of the side table is that the entire metal structure is black, as opposed to many other glass tops which are UV glued to metal, where the often used stainless steel remains visible.


Quodes18 Milan 2014-Haeberli-Teca bedside table dress boy in Milan_007Besides Quodes the following Dutch brands and designers were present at the same location: Dum, New Duivendrecht and Frederik Roijé.


Quodes1 Milan 2014 entrance_056The QUODES name is a combination of quality and design. All QUODES furniture reflects our desire to produce functional and authentic furniture that will be passed down through the generations. Our philosophy stands out in this period of economical crisis because of its material and visual durability. By offering interior products, which enrich life by ‘the best possible’ aesthetical avant garde design in combination with superb technical quality and attention for sustainability, QUODES wants to contribute to society.

Personal quotes about the designs:

Stammtisch by Alfredo Häberli
Table range, Quodes, The Netherlands

Quodes-Haeberli-Stammtisch 240 cm ash 38A“The idea was to design a social, warm yet visually lightweight table. The smooth, oval shape invites a large number of people to take a place. Deliberately a bar was created in longitudinal direction just above the floor, which serves to place the feet on.

The result is a posture that was previously seen on many restaurant tables: a relaxed, légère attitude that comes up when a certain amount of coziness is available.

The type of construction (sheet metal and wood) has drawn its inspiration from the modern details of the carpentry crafts; the console and joist hangers made of plain steel have their sophisticated rebirth. Different colors of the metal parts provide the table with different characters. “ – Alfredo Häberli, designer

Satellite by Barber Osgerby
Sideboard, Quodes, The Netherlands

Quodes-BarberOsgerby-Satellite L202,5 H25 D55 wall mounted-grey tones”An exercise in graphic composition and organised volumes.

It is about proportion, modularity and purity with character.

We see an array of objects, some coloured, resting on trestle bases – a series of ideograms.

This informal character implies variation, movement and adaptability. The temporary made temporally permanent.

Time and space, balance and expression”. – Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby, Designers

Collar by Nendo
Cabinet system, Quodes, the Netherlands

Quodes-Nendo-Collar composition front view with shade“Storage units composed of multiples of 25 cm wide / 20 cm high modules that canbe freely added and arranged.

Raised ‘collars’ on all four edges serve as door and drawer handles, and give the units a particular flatness, as though they have no up or down, left or right.

Pieces with a door and pieces open like a bookshelf work together naturally, giving this modular piece an organic wholeness.” – Oki Sato, Designer (founder of studio Nendo)

Hexagon by Nendo
Modular bookcase, Quodes, the Netherlands

Quodes-Nendo-2 Hexagons in appartment -TVP8602b“A bookshelf in the form of a hexagonal pillar. Each side is set off 120° from its neighbours, allowing access from all directions, and giving the bookshelf a different form depending on the angle from which it’s viewed.” – Oki Sato, Designer (founder of studio Nendo)

Pattern by Alfredo Häberli
Bookcase, Quodes, The Netherlands
Exhibited in Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, summer 2008 (theme ‘Surround things’; overview of the work of Alfredo Häberli)
Chosen as ‘Best Shelving’ by Wallpaper magazine, January 2007

Quodes - Haberli - Pattern L65 H200 D36 white with grey books“I love books very much, the weight, the smell, the haptic. It is a source of inspiration and relaxation, I love to be surrounded by. I could say I am a book maniac.

The idea of Pattern is to create a non-horizontal shelf. One which help the thin books or magazines to stay in an upright position. By searching a geometrical figure to repeat, I found an irregular pentagon which adding it to each other, creates a Pattern and gives the opportunity of using it for several sizes. Meanwhile there is a horizontal surface which allows arranging objects on it. Not having a real back, it can be used as a room divider.” – Alfredo Häberli, Designer

Empire by Alfredo Häberli
Bookcase, Quodes, The Netherlands
Exhibited in Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, summer 2008 (theme ‘Surround things’; overview of the work of Alfredo Häberli)
Exhibited in museum Kölnisches Kunstverein in Cologne, January 2009 (where Häberli was chosen by Architektur & Wohnen as Designer of the Year 2009).

Quodes Empire by A Haberli with stool Ken by M Wanders“Again, I am fond of books. With Empire I wanted to create a very small bookshelf (or for other things), one that you have in a corridor, behind your bed, in a corner, placed just inconspicuous in a space. In the meantime is Empire a vertical sculpture full of books.” – Alfredo Häberli, Designer

Beautiful Women by Marcel Wanders
Dressing table, mirror, stool, side table, Quodes, The Netherlands

Quodes-Wanders-Beautiful Women range in Gallery M'ars in Moscow“Luxury is to live an exciting passionate life in comfort and commitment, to feel you are special and make a difference while achieving personal growth, to contribute to the greater good and feel you share love”.

“Luxury starts where functionality ends and where the true value is personal and so has no price or reason”. – Marcel Wanders, Designer

Paris White on white

Ken Side Table with cupNote: stool Ken is selected as ‘Future Classic’ by Elle Decoration in 2007.

Teca by Alfredo Häberli
Bedroom cabinet system, Quodes, the Netherlands

QUODES-Haberli-Teca L180 H207 D60 closed WHITE tones“The idea of TECA is the relief-like front creation. The grips which allow the opening of the doors and drawers originate from the overlappings of the surfaces. The choice of colors is based on a contrast between shining and matt surfaces.The three basic volumes of TECA – high wardrobe, small wardrobe, chest of drawers – are placed on a metal base. The basic volumes can be combined together. Thus TECA can be adapted to the individual needs.” – Alfredo Häberli, Designer

Hyperbowl by Mara Skujeniece and Roel-Jan Elsinga
Series of bowls, Quodes, the Netherlands

Quodes Hyperbowl ML with movement“Turn a classic ceramic bowl upside down, and there is another little bowl..

By upgrading the ‘base’ into a usable little bowl, the total-bowl has now two upsides!

Away with the downsides, this is a win-win situation..the hyperbowl is born!” – Mara Skujeniece and Roel-Jan Elsinga, Designers

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