Our designfilosophy is to think as 'the sky is the limit' and than to extract all the unnecessary. You actually end up with the message you want to get across.
Studio Quirine understands what deadlines, budget restictions and excel is. The projects she manages, are always design-related (from exhibition to app).
Studio Quirine is in progress of creating a Baby app. How can we archive milestone with the least effort and the best result? Coming soon!
Currently Quirine works as a senior project leader at Shell's design department. Together with a team of designers, apps, books, posters and corporate identities are created, all compliant with Shell's strict brand guidelines.
Quirine studied 'Design Cultures' at the VU University in Amsterdam. Though she did not finish her master, it was an interesting experience to gain more insight on (the history of) design. Also, it made her aware she is indeed not an academic :-).
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Studio Quirine organised the exhibition of DDA 2011. Gorgeous illustrations by Rop van Mierlo, spatial design by Rietveld architects and various chairs by Dirk van de Kooij, Marcel Wanders and Ineke Hans were part of the exhibition.
Studio Quirine organised the DDA 2010 edition in Istanbul, Turkey. Not only did Studio Quirine manage the project, but she planned the exhibition on the spot. The sand carpet by Muurbloem was enthusiastically received by visitors, as well as the work of Scholten & Baijings and the Van Moof bike.
Studio Quirine worked on two design labels: Crafting Peace & Taragalte, established by Butterfly Works. Studio Quirine did part of the (visual) communication (house style, press release, flyers), in addition she worked on the fair presentation of the label at Maison et Objet in Paris, January 2010.
Studio Quirine organised the 2010 edition of the TvT award, an award for the best Dutch design produced in a developing country and intended for the Western market. Winner was Hampi Products with their Raaga collection. Other nominees were Piet Hein Eek for Fair Trade Original and Anne-claire Petit accessories.
An inspiration day for Eindhoven designers in the context of the exhibition Brainport Design for Happy Living. A tour in the city and two lectures that matched the exhibition theme: 'Uit de klei getrokken' (Drawn from Clay) by Atelier NL and a trendforecast from Zuzanna Skalska.
The fourth Made in Brainport exhibition, called 'Brainport Design for Happy Living'. After its premiere during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven, it travelled to the Helsinki Design Week and then to Design September in Brussels. With its selection of conceptual and industrial design products, the exhibition represents the unique character of design from Eindhiven region.
DDiD is a matchmaker between clients, Dutch designers and small producers in developing countries. Main goal is to stimulate trade in developing countries by producing design products that suit the European market. Studio Quirine did two matchmakings, that took place in Peru and India, for accessory-label NOOSA.
Designers and producers notice that consumers are paying more and more attention to the real added value of products. It is from this point of view an exhibition of 12 ‘care and attention’ designproducts. The collection, with both industrial and conceptual design, was put together with the help of designer Kiki van Eijk.
An inventory on Brainport talents en strengths - with both designer and manufacturers. Kiki van Eijk made a selection of products, Mike Roelofs and Raoul Kramer made a photo report about the process of production. Design Academy Eindhoven presented the results of an investigation about local food carried out by third-year students of the department Forum.
Top design is a compact and spectacular exhibition of eight world famous products from the Eindhoven region. This try-out edition travelled to Seoul and Hong Kong.
An exhibition about an important manufacturing industry of Brainport Eindhoven: metal. The exhibition presented a wide array of companies and products, ranging from high technology to interior design. Joost van Bleiswijk designed the exhibition display, graphic design by Mariette van Oort.
The work of twenty-six designers from Eindhoven was shown in a factory setting. Also food design was part of the show: Factory Ice cream by Annelies Hermsen - the tasty hit of Zona Tortona. The space layout was designed by Maarten Baptist, the Eindhoven studio EDHV carried out the graphic design of the exhibition.
Design Inside Out showed that the combination of design and technology has led to innovation of textile products. Regional textile companies know from experience how valuable the implementation of design can be iwhen creating an exclusive product range. Hence they can distinguish themselves successfully from mass production from the Far East.
A compact exhibition, that travelled along with a governmental and trade mission to sister city of Eindhoven: Nanjing (China). 'Brainport highlights design' was presented in the hall of the Nanjing Automobile Group at the Jiangsu Industrial Design Park. The matchmaking programme gave Dutch designers the opportunity to meet their Chinese counterparts to explore future forms of cooperation.
'Made in Brainpot Light Edition': light design by renowned designers and graduates of Design Academy Eindhoven. The exhibition was part of the programme 'Training and Design in the Eindhoven Region: a recipe for growth in the EU'.
A compact version of Design moves People (see below) during de 'Week van het Ontwerpen 2008', Kortrijk (Belgium). Products that help to make life more comfortable in our fast-moving world: design moves people.
'Tales from Eindhoven', a group exhibition initiated by Leonne Cuppen from Yksi Design. Eight Eindhoven-based design agencies joined forces to present their newest designs. Since the group varied in discipline, age and style, a wide range of products was presented.
An exhibition about design products that help to make life more comfortable in our fast-moving world: design moves people. Alongside industrial products, the exhibition presented prototypes under development by renowned Eindhoven-based design agencies, graduates of the Design Academy Eindhoven and TU/e Industrial Design.
Quirine Meij is the owner of Studio Quirine. She designs as long as she remembers. Letters were never send without a nice decoration and her studies at the Art Academy felt like a four year playground. Quirine offers a multi-disciplinary approach to her projects, with the combination of her creative and practical projectmanagement skills. She has a bachelor in graphic design (Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam) and a master in art-policy and management (University of Utrecht).