Quitllet initially studied art at the Ibiza School of Art before graduating in 1996 from Llotja de Barcelona School of Art. He designed knives, furniture, watches and shoes.
Although clearly talented Quitllet’s work was not achieving the recognition it deserved and he struggled till 2001. It was then that he learnt that Phillipe Starck holidayed on the beautiful Balearic island of Formentera. Clutching his portfolio, Quitllet turned up on the doorstep of Starck’s villa. The larger than life pair hit it off and they formed their legendary “cool laboration”.