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Meeting Sylvain Willenz in Brussels

February 2019. Meeting with Sylvain Willenz in Brussels and working on new developments of his design ‘Stone’, a collection of table, chair and barstool.

Design Days Lausanne

March 3-11, 2018. A Stammtisch table and some Stammplatz chairs, design Alfredo Häberli are exhibited by the Design Days organization at Habitat-Jardin in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Project Town Hall IJsselstein

June 2018. A large round Stammtisch table and several Stammplatz chairs, both designed by Alfredo Häberli, are now part of the Town Hall IJsselstein interior. A project by Workshop of Wonders (NL, Utrecht). The building itself was designed by UN Studio.

Big Art Amterdam

October 12-15, 2017. In the historical venue De Zonnewijser, Herengracht 138 Amsterdam,  lots of oversized art works were exhibited, amongst others our award winning cabinet / piece of art ‘Pattern, design Alfredo Häberli.

Design Days Geneva / Les espaces du design

September 28- October 28, 2017: the Stammtisch table + Stammplatz chair was selected for an Alfredo Häberli section of the exhibition ‘Les espaces du design’. Presentation during the Design Days in Geneva and thereafter one more month. In cooperation with magazine Espaces contemporains at the UBS offices in Carouge.


Collar cabinets at 57th Venice Biennale, 2017

May 13 – 26 November 26, 2017: Quodes will exhibit Collar cabinets designed by Nendo at Venice Design 2017, the largest design exhibition running alongside La Biennale di Venezia. During the Art Biennial VENICE DESIGN intends to show a glimpse of the approaches of today’s international designers and is a testimony as well as an…


Stammplatz chair in Museum Paul Klee

May 5-7, 2017: In the Swiss Museum Paul Klee (Bern) paintings of this famous artist will be exhibited in combination with designs by Alfredo Haberli. The exhibition “Walk the Line” shows the bridge between object and drawing, between Alfredo Häberli and Paul Klee. We are proud that our Stammplatz chair will be part of this…


Stammplatz Salone del Mobile 2017

Milan, April 4-9 2017: In the showroom of Ruckstuhl we proudly presented the new Stammplatz designed by Alfredo Häberli! The Stammplatz is inspired by the traditional wooden chairs often seen in the Swiss Alps.

Quodes at Object Rotterdam 2017

February 2017: During Object Rotterdam at historical cruise ship the SS-Rotterdam, we launched the Stammplatz by Alfredo Häberli + new Stone chair and table from Sylvain Willenz. We also introduced the new Stone table with a 150-kg marble top, so the stone table can live up to its name!



Quodes at Gyselinck design during Biennale 2016 Kortrijk

October 2016: during the Biennale Interieur 2016 in Kortrijk, Gyselinck Interieur & Design curated a beautiful exhibition of Quodes furniture. With new works designed by Sylvain Willenz, Alfredo Haeberli and Barber Osgerby as highlights.

Launch Stammplatz by Häberli + Stone by Willenz

June 2016: during Design District, we launched the Stammplatz chair by Alfredo Häberli + Stone table/chair/barstool by Sylvain Willenz + Satellite cabinet by Barber Osgerby with a corpus of veneer. Press images / text available through press link.

Quodes designers rank high in Wallpaper* Power 200

October 12, 2015: proud that the designers behind Quodes rank quite well on UK magzine “Wallpaper* Power 200, the world’s top design names and influencers”:
2nd   Barber Osgerby
4th    nendo
23th  Alfredo Häberli
45th  Marcel Wanders
96th  Sylvain Willenz

Launch new website & catalogue 2015

February – May 2015: launch of a new website and a new catalogue. Platforms for a new series of product images, which we created during the period summer 2014 – January 2015.

Interieur Biennale 2014

Kortrijk, Belgium. October 17 – 26, 2014 – Simultaneous exhibitions at Kortrijk Xpo hall 1 and at Gyselinck Interieur & Design, Kortrijk city. Both exhibitions show mainly new models / compositions of cabinet range Collar designed by Nendo for Quodes, new models / colours of cabinet range Satellite designed by Barber & Osgerby and new…


Exhibition ‘Japan – a cross culture design adventure’

Utrecht – the Netherlands, June 1 – September 27, 2014 – Quodes contributed with 2 Collar cabinet compositions and a group of Hexagon bookcases, all designed by Nendo. This very inspiring exhibition was organised by Workshop of Wonders in Utrecht. Image: one of the Collar compositions on show. Background picture: Zen garden of the Tenryu-ji…


Festival of Architecture, London 2014

June 2014 – Alfredo Haberli designed the installation for Kvadrat and projected a Stammtisch base against the wall, equally beautiful seen from this perspective.
You can see it right in the middle of the image.

Salone del Mobile 2014

Milan, April 8-13, 2014 – First exhibition ever of the rectangular Stammtisch and a new model on only 3 legs, both designed by Alfredo Haeberli. Furthermore: 2 new Collar cabinet compositions in new colours and perfected Hexagon bookcases designed by Nendo. Also new Satellite cabinets in new colours and on new feet design Barber Osgerby…


Object Rotterdam 2014

Rotterdam, February 6-9, 2014 – Object Rotterdam took place in the new building by Rem Koolhaas during the same period as Art Rotterdam.

Our presentation was a co-creation with Wandschappen and their felt plants.

For us it was the “final” for Milan: we showed several new developments, nearly ready…

Dutch Design Week 2013

Eindhoven – the Netherlands. October 19 -27, 2013 – The café area of Design Perron was enriched by several Stammtisch tables, design Haberli.

Combined with Chair One by Grcic and curated by Workshop of Wonders.

First 400 cm long Stammtisch

Utrecht – the Netherlands, Summer 2013 – The first 400 cm long Stammtisch is installed in the meeting place of Workshop of Wonders in Utrecht.

During the development process of this new length, we learned that tables until 490 cm can be offered.

Image by JR Imageworks

Salone del Mobile 2013

Milan, April 2013 – The award winning* Quodes Stammtisch table added a new sibling to its family. A round version has been added. Based on the same Stammtisch design, but definitely with its own character, this S Stammtisch, being round, is truly the most social of tables. Exhibition during the Salone Internazionale del Mobile in…


Stammtisch “Winner Interior Innovation Award 2013”

IMM, Cologne – Germany, January 2013 – The Stammtisch has been elected as a winner of the Interior Innovation Award 2013 by the German Design Council. All Winners were exhibited at the IMM in Cologne, Germany. Images on the right of the ceremony / party, copyright ©koelnmesse. We’re proud to have this Winner in the…


Nendo “Designer of the year”

January 2012 – Nendo, the designer of the Quodes cabinets Collar and Hexagon, has won the prestigious “Designer of the Year” Award from Wallpaper magazine! In 2008 we met Oki Sato for the first time being inspired by some of his designs for Cappellini and Zanotta. Oki Sato is THE designer of studio Nendo based…


IMM 2012

Cologne, Germany. January, 16 – 22, 2012 – Quodes showed the newly-developed low board cabinet by Barber Osgerby, new cabinet compositions designed by Nendo (Japan) and several other highlights of the collection designed by Marcel Wanders and Alfredo Häberli. This exhibition was part of the Passagen programme in the city centre of Cologne, offering events…


New low board by Barber & Osgerby

October 2011 – In the past we believed that our longest lowboard of 270 cm needed 3 bases. Our dealer Gyselinck in Belgium ordered one with 2 only bases, because they believed it would make the cabinet lighter, float more, still more elegant… We tested this in the factory and it worked! So thanks to…


New compositions and colours by Nendo

July -September 2011 – Tokyo / Milan based studio Nendo designed many new compositions, 2 new color combinations and 1 additional very small bookcase module for Collar. The idea is to freely arrange the bookcase modules and to create attractive compositions. Nendos suggestions vary in length from 100 to 300 cm and are available as…


New colours and base by BarberOsgerby

February, 2011, London – Barber Osgerby designed 2 new colour combinations for cabinet range Satellite. Now 10 combinations are available. Of course it remains also possible to determine all colours by yourself.
Also the base has been renewed, to enhance the impression that the furniture is floating on air.

Interieur Biennale 2010

Kortrijk – Belgium, October15 – 24, 2010 – During the 22nd edition of the international Design Biennale in Kortrijk Quodes exhibited several items of its collection in the beautiful store of Gyselinck.

Amongst others the newest colors of cabinet range Satellite, design BarberOsgerby.

London Festival of Architecture 2010

London, 19 June 19 – July 4, 2010 – Bookcase Hexagon showcased the special Wallpaper edition at the exhibition of this magazine. Hexagon is designed by Nendo for Quodes. The freestanding model shown is 178 cm. The Festival in 2010 highlighted especially the role of planners, architects and local communities in the preparation of the…


Exhibition Interior Trends 2010

IMM, Cologne, January 2010 – Quodes contributed to the exhibition ‘Interior Trends 2010’ by showing Pattern, design Alfredo Häberli (in the image completely on the left). Pattern was selected to highlight the timeless trend of ‘joy, experiments and innovation’ by designers. This exhibition and its Trend Book offered a vision of future directions of furniture design…


Salone del Mobile 2009

Milan, April 22-29, 2009 – QUODES presented its latest furniture in hall 12 of the Salone del Mobile in Milan. The young and upcoming Japanese NENDO designed the serene COLLAR and HEXAGON cabinet ranges for QUODES. He succeeded in reaching an attractive balance between poetry and geometry. MARCEL WANDERS presented side table Ken, a persuasive…


Alfredo Häberli “Designer of the Year 2009”

Cologne – Germany,January 18 – 25, 2009 – Alfredo Häberli is elected as “A&W Designer of the Year 2009” by German magazine Architektur & Wohnen. For this event a special exhibition was organized about his works in art museum “Kölnisches Kunstverein” (Cologne), showing amongst others his design Empire for Quodes. Achille Castiglioni was the first…


M’ARS Centre of Contemporary Arts

Moscow – Russia, October, 1 – 12, 2008

M’ARS Centre of Contemporary Arts in Moscow exhibited New Dutch Design. The Beautiful Women concept was shown from the Quodes collection. ‘Beautiful Women’ is designed by Marcel Wanders and inspired by the antique dressing table.
With special thanks to Quodes’ dealer VIP 2 VIP in Moscow.

Museum für Gestaltung: „Surround Things“

Zürich – Switzerland, June 26 – September 21, 2008

Alfredo Haeberli Design Development “Surround Things” was a solo exhibition of the work of Swiss-Argentinian designer Alfredo Haeberli, organised by the Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich.
Quodes’ cabinets Pattern and Empire were included in the museum.

ICFF 2008 in New York

May 17-20, 2008

Quodes showed its collection during the International Contemporary Furniture Fair 2008.

Location ICFF: Jacob K. Javitts Convention Center, New York City.

Salone del Mobile 2008

Milan, April 16-21, 2008 During the Salone del Mobile 2008, QUODES presented the new TECA wardrobe by renowned Swiss designer ALFREDO HÄBERLI. This is a refined modular furniture system for storing clothing and shoes. QUODES displayed also improved models from its existing collection that incorporate new techniques. The QUODES presentation is held in Bruno Rainaldi’s…



Toronto – Canada, February 21 – 24, 2008

Quodes presented several highlights from its collection in cooperation with our agent Think Orange, design shop/gallery ‘Ministry of the Interior’ in Toronto and the Dutch Embassy.

The Interior Design Show (IDS) is Canada’s premiere platform for contemporary residential design. See also

Maison & Objet

Paris, January 2008

Quodes exhibited for the first time in France during “now! design à vivre”, Maison & Objet.

Several highlights of the collection are shown, amongst which the biggest size of bookcase Pattern design Alfredo Häberli so far.

Salone del Mobile 2007

Milan, April 18 – 23, 2007 During the Salone del Mobile 2007, Quodes presented its entire collection in the heart of the Zona Tortona area. We received approx. 10.000 people in our charming little 2 storey building with and a surface of 100m2. The Milan presentation was a milestone in the life of Quodes: all…


Exhibition “Design Live – Alfredo Häberli am Promenadeplatz”

Munich – Germany March 8 – April 14, 2007

“Design Live – Alfredo Häberli am Promenadeplatz” solo exhibition about the works of Alfredo Häberli for several furniture brands in Munich, Germany.

It was organised by Neue Werkstätten Gesellschaft für Planung und Einrichtung in Munich with contributions from Alias, ClassiCon, Ruckstuhl, Quodes and Wogg.

Wallpaper award for Pattern as ‘Best Shelving’

London, January 2007 Wallpaper* magazine selected Quodes bookcase Pattern as Best Shelving system of the year. Pattern is designed by Argentine-born Alfredo Häberli, based in Zurich. He chose basic geometric shapes and piled them one on top of the other to create interesting patterns. Both the variation and the contours give the furniture a fascinating…


Interieur Biennale

Kortrijk – Belgium, October 13 – 20, 2006 Public launch of Quodes to the market of the first collection: prototypes were presented from designs of Marcel Wanders, BarberOsgerby and Alfredo Häberli. Quodes is founded by Bert Por. It is Quodes’ ambition to contribute with avant garde and timeless products “with a soul”, designed by authentic…