Johanna & Ismail have met around a Phô in Paris after les Ateliers open days back in early 2012. Pierre joined the team later the same year and worked on prototyping the Ozenge Machinery. Since then, they dedicated time and hard work to build better and simpler products that bring technology closer to people with homemade UX subterfuges.
Qleek is the concretization of this fruitful encounter between a Ph.D. in Computer Science, an Embedded System Magician and a Designer from Les Ateliers & Köln International School of Design. Their work process always leads to products that, when finished with, must recede into the user's background. And though they're sweet to look at, their inherent value is not aesthetic but rather usage-centric. Their apparent simplicity always disappears on the second look, when one perceives the functional quality behind the interaction design.
We distill in every piece of code we write and every piece of wood we carve a sense of simplicity that inspires authenticity and exudes a silent beauty from our products.
The details are the heart of it but still. At Qleek, good design is not a feature, it’s the underlying backstory of the creation process. Every decision or compromise is made to answer one and only question: Does it make our product better?
It takes a lot of time to design what we do and a lot of energy in the engineering process to make our products look as innovative and valuable as they really are. We want you to enjoy our products for the time being. We hate throwaway products and we believe in timeless technology.